c1755 A View of Plymouth Fort & St Nicholas Island Print


An attractive mid 18th century copper plate engraving entitled 'A View of PLYMOUTH FORT and St. Nicholas's Island, from Mt. EDGCUMBE'.

The engraving is by James Mason (1710 - 1765). It is inspired from the oil painting by the artists George Lambert (1710 - 1765) and Samuel Scott (1710 - 1772) and was issued in 1755. The engraving represents a view of Plymouth, as seen from Mount Edgcumbe Estate, Cornwall. There are the fortifications protecting the Dockyard, the Hoe (where Sir Francis Drake reputedly finished a game of bowls before sailing to attack the Spanish Armada), St Nicholas Island (now renamed Drake's Island) and Mountbatten Point.

Condition is very good and it 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 1/8 x 1 inches)
Weight: 2796g