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A prospect of the Custom House and Essex Bridge, Dublin.

A prospect of the Custom House and Essex Bridge, Dublin.
A prospect of the Custom House and Essex Bridge, Dublin.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU1466
Description: The previous Custom House by Thomas Burgh and built in 1707 was sited up river at Essex Quay and was judged as unsafe just seventy years later. The site chosen for the new Custom House met with much opposition from city merchants who feared that its move down river would lessen the value of their properties, while making the property owners to the east wealthier.
Creator: Tudor, Joseph [artist]; Parr [engraver]
Date: 1753
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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