Ure, J F & Messent, P J. River Tyne Improvement: Chart of the River Tyne from the Sea to Wylam.
Publisher: Tyne Commissioners, Newcastle upon Tyne;
Date of Publication: 1889
Stock Code: 6705
SIGNED by the surveyor. Revised edition with corrections to 1888 where alterations have occurred from the Sea to Scotswood since the original survey of 1875. Single sheet, approximately 101 cm x 34 cm showing the Tyne with depth soundings in feet and scale of 80 chains to a mile. Very faintly creased from rolling otherwise a clean bright copy. Signature in black ink of Philip J Messent to lower left corner, dated 1889.
Attractive chart of the tidal portion of the River Tyne, showing railways, collieries and works along the banks. Philip John Messent (1830-1897) was the Engineer to the River Tyne commissioners and spent much of his career improving the waterway, including the construction of the Tyne piers and lighthouses.