The Navy Office London. ~ To the Right Honourable the Principal Officers & Commissioners of Her Majesties Navy. This Prospect of the Navy Office is humbly Presented by your Honrs moist humble Servant Tho: Taylor. Anno.1714.
Engraving. 595 x 475mm. Small tears and creasing to upper edge.
View of the Navy Office in London, showing the improvement made after 1688. The Navy Office was erected on the site of Lumley House, formerly belonging to the Fratres Sancta Crucis (or Crutched Friars), and all business connected with naval concerns was transacted there till its removal to Somerset House.—The ground was afterwards occupied by the East India Company’s warehouses. The civil business of the Admiralty was removed from Somerset House to Spring Gardens in 1869. Published in T. Badeslade & John Rocque's 'Vitruvius Brittanicus, volume the fourth'.
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