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The Opening of the London Docks, by Edward Burney.

The Opening of the London Docks, by Edward Burney.
The Opening of the London Docks, by Edward Burney.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: B8477
Description: The opening of the London Docks at Wapping on 31 January 1805. These consisted of a main Western Dock and a smaller Eastern Dock, linked to the Thames via the Wapping Entrance. Two other entrances were added later.
Creator: Edward Francis Burney (artist): V. Woodthorpe (engraver): Scatcherd and Letterman (publishers)
Date: 18 November 1805
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London. Robinson Collection.
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