A South East View of Portsmouth, published 1765

£695.00

An extremely interesting Georgian engraving with a key denoting various landmarks both in Portsmouth and Gosport.

Engraved by J. Waters and dated 28 March 1765
Contained within an antique rosewood frame

This view looking westward from Southsea Castle clearly shows the fortifications around Old Portsmouth and Gosport beyond. The new Haslar Hospital is clearly delineated as is a mutineer hanging at Blockhouse Point, as was the custom then.

Also visible are the remains of John Felton's gibbet which had stood on the beach at Southsea since his execution in 1628 for murdering the Duke of Buckingham, and which remained there until the 1780s.

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