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The Columbus

Picture, 1825, English

The Columbus

Picture, 1825, English


Inscribed in the print, l.l.: Drawn on Stone by Josh. Hardwood.; l.r.: S. Vowles, Lithog., 3 St. Michaels Alley, Cornhill.; b.: THE COLUMBUS, CAPTN, Wm. Mc.KELLAR, / Was Built at Quebec 1824, by CHARLES WOOD, of Port Glasgow, and Launched with about 4000 Tons of her Cargo on board; - The dimensions of this immense Ship, which was only Nine Months on the / Stocks are as follows; - Length of Keel, 300 feet - Breadth of Beam, 50 feet; - Depth of Hold 30 Feet; - and measures 3800, Register Tons. She is more that a third longer than the / PRINCE REGENT, - The Largest Ship in the British Navy, which Measures 2620 Tons, and was several Years upon the Stocks. JRR(1912) 400


Vowles, S. (firm, London)

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Public Domain


Lithograph on wove paper; some lines of rigging have been strengthened or added in pen and ink. Laid down on cardboard


236 x 426; 262 x 426 (with text and border; trimmed b.); 265 x 430 mm


Gift of J. Ross Robertson


Toronto Reference Library


Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

JRR 1988 Cab II