Hartley, Jesse

1848

Plan of the Liverpool docks in Lancashire County, England

Plan of the Liverpool docks. Jesse Hartley Dock Surveyor.

DESCRIPTION: A long mid 19th-century hand-colored folding plan of the Liverpool Docks along the Mersey River in England. After a manuscript plan by Jesse Hartley (1780-1860). Shows the relative positions of the docks with their related canals and locks and through color coding shows the stage of development from proposal, though construction, to imnplementation.

By Jesse Hartley who was the world's first professional dock engineer, and is credited with creating a fireproof cast iron framed warehouse design used in building the Albert Dock at Liverpool. The Albert Dock, a complex of warehouses and dock buildings was the first structure in Britain to be built entirely of cast iron, brick, and stone, and was considered innovative at the time because it allowed ships to load and unload directly to the warehouses. (Merseyside Maritime Museum. "Creator of the dock, Jesse Hartley". Internet.)

C.B. Graham, Lithographer. Washington D.C.

CREATOR: Hartley, Jesse

PUBLICATION DATE: 1848

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: England

BODY OF WATER: Mersey River

CONDITION: Good.  Folding map with 8 vertical folds and one horizontal fold. Some evidence of age toning but no tears or other major condition issues.

COLORING: Contemporary hand coloring.

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SIZE: 29 " x 11 "

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PRICE: $250


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