c1755 View of Hamoze Plymouth Dock from Mt Edgcumbe Large Print


A really fine mid 18th century copper engraving entitled 'A View of HAMOZE and PLYMOUTH DOCK from MOUNT EDGCUMBE'.

The print was engraved by James Mason (1710-1786), based on the oil painting by the trio of artists, George Lambert (1710 - 1765), Samuel Scott (1710 - 1772) and Coplestone Warre Bampfylde ( - ). The print was published in 1755. It shows a panoramic view of the Hamoaze Estuary, which is the continuation of the Tamar River that seperates Cornwall from Devon, before it reaches the sea at Plymouth Sound. Because of its natural harbour, it was the ideal place to build the Plymouth Dockyard in 1690. The dockyard grew until it became one of the major Royal Navy bases in the country. It is now called Devonport Dockyard.

In the image, Plymouth appears as a small town behind. The picture was painted from a vantage point at the Mount Edgcumbe Estate, probably the Ruined Tower Folley.

The print is in very good condition, and has been mounted and glazed in an ebonised frame.

Print Size: 58 x 37.5cm (22 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches)
Frame Size: 66.5 x 46 x 2.5cm (26 1/4 x 18 x 1 inches)
Weight: 2925g