View of the Ferry & Passage-House of Portland
Pub.d July1790 by I. Fittler, London and J.Love, Weymouth.
Coloured aquatint and etching with watercolour wash, plate 260 x 299mm (10¼ x 11¾"). J Whatman watermark; very large margins.
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.
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