Botallack Mine, in the Parish of St Just, Penwith, Cornwall, 1840.

Picken, Thomas

Botallack Mine, in the Parish of St Just, Penwith, Cornwall, 1840.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Description

Tinted and hand-coloured lithograph by Thomas Picken, after an original drawing by Phillip Mitchell, showing a tin mine at work in a coastal landscape. The tin mine, surface workings and buildings are perched on cliffs overlooking the sea. Botallack Mine was worked almost continuously from 1721 to 1895.

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