A great strength of Shipping Wonders of the World was the illustrations used throughout. The publishers reckoned “over 2,000 illustrations, including 28 in full colour and 108 plates in photogravure” were used in compiling this fascinating and informative part-work.
They also feature within the details of the relevant issue of Shipping Wonders of the World on this website.
Every other issue of Shipping Wonders of the World contained a full-colour plate. However both parts 1 and 2 contained colour plates, the one in part 2 being a double-page centre-spread. They were usually attached to one of the pages of the issue and there are a total of 28 colour plates.