South Elevation of the Stone Lighthouse completed upon the Edystone in 1759. Shewing the Prospect of the nearest Land, as it appears from the Rocks in a clear calm Day. [&]Section of the Edystone Lighthouse upon the E & W. Line, as relative to No.8. on Supposition of its being Low Water of a Spring Tide.
Pair of engravings. Platemark: 500 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾") each. Small margins on 3 sides.
Plates 8 and 9 showing the external and internal structures of the Eddystone Lighthouse. Smeaton’s lighthouse was modelled on the shape of an oak tree, and employed several novel engineering techniques. It remained in use until 1877, and was then re-erected on Plymouth Hoe, where it still stands as a tourist attraction.
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