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The East Prospect of Derby

The East Prospect of Derby

Engraver: Buck, P.

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1728

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 11

Item number: 8

Length: 19.2

Width: 68.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the city of Derby. The city (the town of Derby was awarded city status in 1977) is situated on the River Darwent- recently made navigable into the Trent. The city developed from a small 9th century Viking settlement which was named Deoraby or ‘place of the deer’. During the 18th centyury Derby was an industrial centre and the first water powered silk mill was built here by John Lombe and George Sorocold . There is a short description of the town of Derby below the engraving which mentions All Saints Church and the local Silk Mills. Some of the more noteworthy buildings in Derby are numbered and have been identified in a key to the bottom right.

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