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SS St. Osyth of the Orient Line, London to Australia, c1874.

SS St. Osyth of the Orient Line, London to Australia, c1874.

by The Illustrated London News

Antique print of the SS St Osyth, of the Orient Line from London to Australia. (Built by Watts, Milburn & Co. the maiden voyage of this steamship was in 1874.)

Original engraving of a grand clipper sailing ship, for The Illustrated London News published in London circa 1874.

The Illustrated London News periodical was the world's first graphic newspaper. From the beginning, illustrated news was popular, selling hundreds of thousands of copies each edition. Engraved illustrations were the main attraction. They were avidly collected, and coloured for further enjoyment (as with this engraving).

This hand-coloured engraving has been mounted in antique-white conservation mattboard, ready for framing, and is cellophaned for protection. Size of engraving window is 155 x 240 mm (6 x 9.5 inches). Full page size was 40 x 27cm (15.75 x 10.5 inches). External measurement of mount, for framing, is 185 x 370 mm (7.25 x 14.5 inches).

Stock Number: apm-mILN5Price: $110.00

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