1895 Print over 100 years old Marseilles View Harbour (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.21.

Entitled – Marseilles. Showing general view of the Harbour.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Marseilles. – We are fast reaching the Sunny South.

After a journey of six hours in the palatial cars of the “P.L.M.,” we glide into the Gare St. Charles, Marseilles.

This, the capital of the Department of Bouches du Rhone, is, perhaps, the most important seaport of France, and is beautifully situated at the head of a fine sheltered bay on the north-east side of the Gulf of Lyons, 535 miles by rail from Paris.

This city is built on the acclivity and at the foot of a hill, round which a semi-circular chain of lofty hills rises at short distances, leaving the view open to the sea.

Marseilles is divided into two sections; the site  of the old town, on the west, is delightfully uneven, the streets are narrow, and the houses of great height.

The new town, on the opposite side, is traversed from north to south by a really splendid thoroughfare beginning at the Aix gate and ending at the Place Castellane.

Between the old town and the new is a broad street or promenade called the Grand Cours, planted with double rows of trees, adorned with handsome fountains, and lined with noble mansions.

Now one may see the ubiquitous tourist, guide-book in hand, scurrying over the noble cathedral, which is 460ft. long; the episcopal place, the Gothic Church of St. Michel, the Palais de Justice, and the Church of St. Victor.

The latter building is of great antiquity, and originally consisted of a grotto wherein persecuted Christians worshipped surreptitiously.

Marseilles has the finest harbour in France, and can accommodate 1,200 vessels in from 18ft. to 24ft. of water.

The city is defended by two strong forts, the tower of St. John on the north, and the fort of St. Nicholas on the south.

The population numbers 376,000.

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original and not a photocopy.

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