Milford Haven _ With The Leviathan In The Distance.
Stationers' Almanack, 1859.
Steel engraving, sheet 255 x 430mm. 10 x 17". Trimmed within plate. Small tears to extremities lower right.
View of Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales. It was founded as a whaling centre in the 18th century and grew into a major port. In the background is the SS Great Eastern, an iron sailing steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. She was the largest ship ever built at the time of her 1858 launch, and had the capacity to carry 4,000 passengers around the world without refueling. Engraved for the Stationers' Almanack. The Stationers' Company had published the Stationers' Almanack since 1747, a single-sheet which consisted of calendar text set out beneath an engraved headpiece that recorded significant events of the preceeding year.
[Ref: 9985] £180.00