Fire Fighting machine engine pump 1754 Thomas Jefferys engraved printAntiqueMapsPrints.com
Engines for Extinquishing Fires
(Fire Fighting machine- apparatus)
Issued 1754, London. Engraved by Thomas Jefferys [1710-1771].
Charming mid-18th century engraved topical print by this famous engraver better known for his work as a map engraver. Jefferys was Geographer to his Royal Highness Prince of Wales as well as a publisher of books.
Print shows clear signs of its age, light overall toning, smudging or spotting as clearly visible in scans, but still pleasing and of historical interest.
Sheet measures c. 8" x 5" .
Printed area measures c. 7 1/4" x 4 1/4".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v.2, p. 433-5.