ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLE
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS
Machinery for Taking the Atlantic Telegraph Cable on Board The Great Eastern
A full front page with engraving from The Illustrated London News, showing the cable loading machine aboard the Great Eastern in the Medway.
There is related text on the reverse. SleekburnC.
Provenance: From the Illustrated London News; Published 1865. The Illustrated London News was a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram, with the first edition of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842. The ILN employed many artists, illustrators and engravers to reproduce images of the news of the day. This was the only way of producing news pictures at this time, and later when photographs became available, even they had to be reproduced using an engraved process. They also employed the services of freelance artists and engravers like Gustave Dore, John Gilbert and many others.
It measures overall 390 x 270 mm (15.5 x 10.5 " ) approximately. There is a little age yellowing - please check the larger picture for condition. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested. Our use of the term "an original print/engraving/illustration" is a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings/woodcuts, etchings, lithograph, chromolithographs, photogravures etc. Many prints would have been originally bound in a book or magazines at some time, as was this one.
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