Thursday, April 11, 2013

Deptford Panorama 1844

The Grand Panorama of London from the Thames (1844) was a twelve feet wood engraving, a printed version of which was circulated to subscribers of the Pictorial Times newspaper.

The Deptford sections clearly show St Pauls Church, the buildings of the Deptford dockyard and to their west the Royal Victualling Office. The ships include a number of hulks - vessels no longer fit for the sea used variously as floating prisons or for quarantining people with small pox.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Great stuff, Transpontine, must share!