This listing is for :- A circa 1836 finely detailed print from engraving, from a series of prints in " Finden's Views of the Ports, Harbours and Watering places of Great Britain.." etc
BERWICK - From the South East
Beautifully engraved by William Finden 1787-1852, from the work drawn by North Shields born George Balmer
" The view of Berwick from the south-east is taken from the Tweedmouth shore, at low-water, about a quarter of a mile below the bridge. In the foreground is a group of salmon-fishers on the shore examining the produce of their last haul, while two others in a coble are shooting the net. To the left are seen the chapel and some of the houses of Tweedmouth; to the right a few ships are perceived lying on the shore near Berwick quay, where the smacks usually take in, and discharge, their cargoes. The spire which towers above the houses, like the steeple of a church, is that of the town-hall. As Berwick church, which stands towards the north side of the town, is without a steeple, ........."
Provenance: Finden's Views of the Ports, Harbours and Watering Places of Great Britain by W. H. Bartlett - Publishers; George Virtue, Ivy Lane London
Steel engraving was a technique for printing illustrations developed during the 1800's. The steel engraving process allowed for much finer detail in the finished print.
It is printed on very good quality paper which is blank on the reverse.
The overall print including borders measures 200 x 160 mm (10.5 x 8 inches) approx. with titled borders.
There is some age yellowing which is a feature of items of great age and some scattered, brown spotting ( foxing ). This print inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time - please check the larger picture for condition, anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description.
This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope.
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