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Eddystone and Swinemünde lighthouses in a 1989 German engraving

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

This engraving is from the 1898 German encyclopaedia Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon depicts two famous lighthouses. On the left, the one of Eddystone in Cornwall (fig. 1), the 4th built in 1877 by the british engineer sir James Douglass (next to wich you can see the stub of the former tower, that has been dismantled in 1877 and rebuilt in Plymouth as a memorial). On the right, the lighthouse …