View of the Ferry & Passage-House of Portland
[published by James Fittler, July 1790]
Aquatint and etching, sheet 250 x 295mm (9¾ x 11½"). Trimmed inside platemark, losing publication line; tears and creases.
A view of the Isle of Portland, the limestone tied island, in the English Channel, Dorset. Before 1839 there was no bridge connection Portland to the Mainland, and passage between the two was only possible in a small boat as seen here. On the mainland two men wait with their horses to take them across to the island. From a set of twelve views of Weymouth and the surrounding area.
Abbey Scenery 339.8; for the complete set see ref. 35799.
[Ref: 37974] £75.00