18th Century Engraved View of Portsmouth Harbour by Buck


An engraved view of Portsmouth Harbour from the Gosport shoreline by Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, dated 1749

The West Prospect of Portsmouth in Hampshire

Engraving with old hand colouring
Contained within an antique bird-eye maple frame
Overall size including frame: 45 x 92.8 cm (17 3/4 x 36 1/2 inches)

Samuel Buck (1696-1779) and his brother Nathaniel Buck (died c.1770) were the leading English topographical print-makers of the 18th century. The brothers produced two major series of engraved views of English and Welsh towns and cities which were published between 1728 and 1753.

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