An explanatory design of the telegraph, built for the transmission of messages, over the Admiralty, Whitehall; the main image showing the telegraph on top of the Officer’s Cabin with all the shutters closed; engraved lettering below, and around the edge, lettered from A to R, are further smaller telegraphs with shutters open in various different positions according to the specific letter signalled. Inscribed with letters above and within images, and with five short paragraphs of lettering below main image, three with the heading: “Explanation of the Telegraph / The Alphabet explained / Sentences explained”.
- Title: View of the telegraph erected on the Admiralty Office Charing Cross in Feby / by an officer on duty.
- Published: [London] : Pud. March 26, 1796 by S.W. Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly corner of Sackville St., [26 March 1796].
Acquired October 2011.