The West India Docks in the Isle of Dogs, with Greenwich Hospital in the foreground.Drawn in the Camer Obscura of the Royal Observatory.
Published Aug.t 11-1804 by Richard Phillips. No.71 St Pauls Church Yard.
Engraving. Sheet 190 x 272mm. 7½ x 10¾".
A view from the south of the River Thames over the top of Greenwich Hospital, with a view over to the West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs. The Docks were opened in 1802, in response to a group of powerful businessmen led by Robert Milligan, who were outraged at losses from merchant ships from the West Indies due to theft and delay at London's riverside wharves.
Collage: p5374550. See Ref: 26104.
[Ref: 26105] £60.00