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SPOONER, W. - Coloured lithographic dioramic print of a shipwreck beside the Eddystone Lighthouse, United Kingdom.
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Coloured lithographic dioramic print of a shipwreck beside the Eddystone Lighthouse, United Kingdom. - SPOONER, W.
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Title : Coloured lithographic dioramic print of a shipwreck beside the Eddystone Lighthouse, United Kingdom. .
Map maker : SPOONER, W..
Date : London, 1840.
Size : 7.5 x 5.5 inches. / 19.0 x 14.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :London, W. Spooner, n.d. (ca. 1840). A rowboat sails out to a ship in distress beside the lighthouse, in choppy seas and under a stormy sky. When held to the light the image changes from day to night, and the ship is struck by lightning and ablaze.
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Condition : A very good copy, mounted on grey paper, with the original rectangle sheet pasted underneath the print, giving publishers name and title.
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