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Exeter at a distance from the North

Exeter at a distance from the North

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 11

Item number: 69d

Length: 19.4

Width: 26

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Daniel Defoe wrote about Exeter 'a city famous for two things which we seldom find unite in the same town, that 'tis full of gentry, and good company, and yet full of trade and manufactures also'. He also thought Exeter was 'large, rich, beautiful, populous' but that its castle and walls had been demolished. By the late 18th century, Exeter still exported manufactured woollen cloth to many continental countries, but was becoming more important as a centre of polite society.

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