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View of the Adelphi from the river, with much activity on the water, and with St Paul's and the Monument in the background. The inscription underneath the image reads: "The above Print exhibits the River Terras, the Houses, and Openings of the Streets leading to the Strand; Together with the Wharfs, Arcade, and entrances to the Subterraneous Streets, and Warehouses of the Adelphi, which is a private Undertaking of Messrs Adam, designed by them, and begun to be carried into Execution in July 1768, Being so contrived as to keep the Access to the Houses, level with the Strand, and distinct from the Traffic of the Wharfs and Warehouses." Etching.
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