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Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet des (1722-1824) Castle William [near Portsmouth]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03103.07 Author/Creator: Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet des (1722-1824) Place Written: London Type: Print Date: 1780 Pagination: 1 sheet 85 x 63 cm

An unusual image: a very small one for the huge sheet.

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