1899 boek P&O Sketches in pen and Ink Peninsular Oriental
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Name: P&O Sketches in pen and ink
Published by: The Studio of Design & Illustration Supply Agency, London
Written by: Harry Furniss
Type: hardcover book, size 30,7 x 21 cm (12.09” x 8.27”)
Number of pages: 204 gilt pages
Year published: 1899
Condition: very good
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In 1822, Brodie McGhie Willcox, a London ship broker, and Arthur Anderson, a sailor from the Shetland Isles, northern Scotland, went into partnership to operate a shipping line, primarily operating routes between England and Spain and Portugal. In 1835, Dublin shipowner Captain Richard Bourne joined the business, and the three men started a regular steamer service between London and Spain and Portugal – the Iberian Peninsula – using the name Peninsular Steam Navigation Company, with services to Vigo, Oporto, Lisbon and Cádiz. The company flag colours are directly connected with the Peninsular flags: the white and blue represent the Portuguese flag in 1837, and the yellow and red the Spanish flag. At the height of the Carlist Wars the British lent their support to the legitimate heirs of Spain and Portugal and all three of P&O founders played their part, from gun running to chartering steamers. As a consequence of this association and involvement P&O officers are the only Merchant Navy officers entitled to wear swords. William Fane De Salis (1812–1896), joined P & O in 1849. Director 1851–1895, Chairman 1878–1881. P.& O. steamer in Venice circa 1870, in an album owned by W.F. de Salis, a director and sometime chairman. In 1837, the business won a contract from the British Admiralty to deliver mail to the Iberian Peninsula and in 1840 they acquired a contract to deliver mail to Alexandria in Egypt. In 1847, shortly after the Opium War, P&O entered the opium trade; shipping 642,000 chests of Bengal and Malwa opium in the next eleven years. They faced stiff competition from the incumbent shippers, Jardines and the Apcar Line. As the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company was incorporated in 1840 by a Royal Charter its name therefore included neither "Plc" nor "Limited".