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A View from the Rock Ferry of Liverpool

A View from the Rock Ferry of Liverpool

Engraver: Green, Wm.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 18

Item number: 76g

Length: 21.6

Width: 26.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Liverpool from Rock Ferry, a settlement on the Wirral side of the river. For hundreds of years, the River Mersey was crossed by ferries, from which place names such as this developed. Celia Fiennes, who travelled across the river at the end of the 17th century commented ' I ferry'd over and was an hour and halfe in the passage, its of great bredth and at low water is so deep and salt as the sea almost, tho' it does not cast so green a hew on the water as the sea, but ...is as dangerous as the sea'.

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