[John Taylor. Esqr. F.R.S. & c. & c. & c. .]
[London Published January 17, 1831 By Mt. Turner, 50, Warren Street Fitsroy Square.
Mezzotint. Proof before letters. 502 x 349mm. 19¾" x 13¾".
John Taylor (1779-1863) was an English a land surveyor and civil engineer. Taylor's best known project was the engineering of the Tavistock Canal. Taylor was born in Norwich, England and showed an interest in mining at a young age; in 1798, at only 19 years of age, Taylor became the manager of The Wheal Friendship Mine, which was the worlds largest copper mine. He was also responsible for building the Redruth and Chasewater Railway in 1824.
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