Smeaton's Lighthouse on the Eddystone Rocks Edward Rooker
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Smeaton's Lighthouse on the Eddystone Rocks
Depiction of a section of the third lighthouse built upon the Eddystone Rocks near Plymouth. The third lighthouse was built following the destruction of earlier versions designed by Henry Winstanley (1644-1703), and John Rudyard (or Rudyerd; 1650- ca.1718). The Royal Society recommended the civil engineer John Smeaton (1724-1792) for the job; his lighthouse was completed in 1759. Plate 9 of A narrative of the building and a description of the construction of the Edystone lighthouse with stone, by John Smeaton (London, 1791). The Royal Society's copy was donated by the author on 20 January 1791. The plate is inscribed: 'SECTION of the EDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE upon the E & W Line as relative to No 8. on Supposition of its being LOW WATER of a SPRING TIDE.' Includes scale: 1 inch = 6 feet
Original: line engraving. 1763
- Image reference: RS-10380
- The Royal Society
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