~ 1799 Portsmouth Telegraph; Mottley’s Naval & Military Journal Framed Original Newspaper Pages ~
A framed original set of pages from the ‘Portsmouth Telegraph; Mottley’s Naval & Military Journal’ newspaper, published during the time of the French
The newspaper is presented is a modern glaze frame displaying the front page which is dated Monday October 14th 1799.
The piece is actually a double page spread which is framed crudely probably more for to keep it safe than for display purposes.
~ Dimensions ~
The paper measures 19 ½ inches (49.5cm) by 14 inches (35.5cm).
The frame measures 21 inches (53cm) by 17 inches (43cm).
Together they weigh 1.49 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The paper has a small hole, fold marks and a tear across the front page as well as some general marks and stains. The front page has discolouration but the
inner pages are much more to the original colour.
Considering the paper is over 200 years old, it is has stood the test of time rather well.
The frame is in good order.