Old print photograph out of a book, the edition was dated 1895.
The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm, available also in just a gold frame, your choice. RTC.203.
Entitled - Portsmouth.
Below the picture an inscription read:
Portsmouth - Let us return to our imaginary point of view.
That portion of the great town which lies nearest to us is called Portsea; beyond it stretches Landport, and away to the south extends Portsmouth.
On the south-east are the fine new houses of the well-known and delightful watering-place, Southsea.
Ramparts, bastions, moats, redoubts, and drawbridges intersect and encircle the whole place in a manner peculiarly perlexing to the unprofessional eye.
Let us now visit the Hard at Portsea - always a scene of extraordinary liveliness and bustle, and commanding a very picturesque view of the harbour, with Gosport on the opposite shore.
Portsmouth Dockyard should next be visited. This is the largest dockyard in the kingdom (120 acres), and from its resources the most important in the world.
On the east is the Royal Naval College, built in 1817; and in a line with the Mast Houses are the Hemp and Sea-shore Houses, measuring 800ft. by 60ft. ; the Rigging House, with its clock tower; and the Sail Loft, which is 600ft. long.
Westward lie the Docks, which were greatly extended by the works completed in 1876 at a cost of over two millions, much of the labour having been performed by convicts.
About one mile south of Gosport is the Haslar Hospital, an immense red brick building, erected between 1746 and 1752.
It is the chief establishment of the kind in Great Britain, and can accommodate two thousand sick and wounded officers, seamen, and marines.
The frontage of the Haslar Hospital is 576ft., and the wings are 553ft. long.
Nor should any visitor leave Portsmouth until he has inspected the Royal Clarence Victualling Yard, our greatest naval storehouse.
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