'View of the Iron Bridge over the River Severn, near Coalbrook dale, Shropshire.' by T. F. Burney / W. & J. Walker c.1790

'View of the Iron Bridge over the River Severn, near Coalbrook dale, Shropshire.' by T. F. Burney / W. & J. Walker c.1790
SKU: shro/irbr/walk/001

A picturesque and historically interesting late 18th view of The Iron Bridge*at Ironbridge Gorge, near Coalbrookdale, Shropshire which drawn by T. F. Burney, engraved by W. & J. Walker and published by Alexander Hogg, 16 Paternoster Row, London.

*Opened in 1781, this was the first major bridge in the world to be constructed from cast iron. It was celebrated at the time for being the first of its kind and was popular with artists as it symbolised the new industrial age whilst blending in with its more traditional picturesque surround. This particularly engraving is one of the earliest done of the bridge and is noted for its depiction of a team of bowhaulers on the towpath pulling a Severn trow (barge) upstream.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with original hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 17.7cms by 11.2cms.
  • The map is in good condition with decent margins; some light age stains. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 200 years old.