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Panorama of Grand Harbour, Valletta, 1860s

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3017F

Scope and Contents

A panoramic view of Grand Harbour composed of three joined prints, linen backed and measuring in total 861 x 199 mm. The panorama forms part of the collection of General Edward Charles Frome (1802-1890) of the Royal Engineers and was probably acquired by him during his period of service in Gibraltar as C.R.E. from 1862-68. This view is taken from the ramparts of Valletta, probably from somewhere in the vicinity of the Upper Barracca Gardens, and looks south across Grand Harbour. Kalkara Creek is at the extreme left of the print, with Fort St. Angelo dominating most of the left hand portion of the panorama. In the centre is Galley Creek, with Senglea to the right. In the right hand section is French Creek (with shipping moored at the wharves), with Coradino at the extreme right of the print. The Cotonera Lines can be seen in the background. Photographer unknown.

Dates

  • 1860 - 1869

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 item(s) (1 item) : photograph

Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, with some overall fading and yellowing.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Middle East, fiche number 4.

Bibliography

For further details of the Frome Collection, see: Simpson, D.H. ed. (1975), The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society, London: Mansell.

General

This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Originator(s)

Unknown

Includes index.
Date
2004-02-24 13:34:12+00:00
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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