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[Frontispiece]
[Frontispiece] Severall Views of Ships in Variety of Weathers, neatly Engraved after ye Designs of Tho.s Baston, 1745.
Part of ye Royall Navy of England. Printed for Hen. Overton without Newgate, London.
Engraving, very rare; sheet 140 x 170mm (5½ x 6¾"). Small tears and areas of surface loss; glued to backing sheet at corners.
Titlepage to an important series of maritime prints after the little-known painter Thomas Baston. Many prints were made from Baston's designs, but while the National Maritime Museum has drawings by him, no oil paintings are known to survive.
See E.H.H. Archibald, 'Dictionary of Sea Painters'. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33961]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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British Sailors Boarding a Man of War.
British Sailors Boarding a Man of War.
J. A. Atkinson Del. Fry & Sutherland Sculp.t.
Published & Sold June 4.th. 1815, by EDW.D. ORME, Publisher to his Majesty & H.R.H. the Prince Regent, Bond Street, corner of Brook Street, London.
Very fine coloured aquatint with large margins. Watermarked paper 'J.Whatman 1811'. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Crease across bottom left-hand corner.
Battle scene depicting British sailors, some brandishing swords, some with rifles, boarding a Man of War from a boat, a British naval officer falls from the boat into the waves. A marine action.
[Ref: 33600]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Shipwreck of the Grosvenor.
Shipwreck of the Grosvenor. Manner in which the Survivors Escaped on Shore.
[Anon. c.1783.]
Engraving, very scarce; sheet 190 x 220mm (7½ x 8¾"). Trimmed around image and text; creased.
The 'Grosvenor' East-Indiaman was wrecked on the Pondoland coast of South Africa, 4 August 1782. Of a crew of 132 and 18 passengers (twelve adults and six children), 123 survivors reached shore, but only 18 reached Cape Town, the remainder dying en route, or killed or captured by Bantu tribesmen. Alexander Dalrymple published 'An Account of the Loss of the Grosvenor Indiaman' in 1783. The site of the wreck briefly became Port Grosvenor, built with the intention of salvaging the Grosvenor's cargo, valued at £75,000. However the Cape Government declared the port illegal, so it only operated in 1885 & 1886. Probably after the oil painting in the National Maritime Museum attributed to George Carter.
[Ref: 32469]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Jack and his Doxey.
Jack and his Doxey. 1.a Sailor_Shiver my Timbers Jack, what not gone a Board yet_2.nd Sailor_No Damme Messmate_'han't spent all my Money yet_I can't get through it no way, yet I goes on Merrily, keeps a nice Girl and a Fidler d'ye See_1.st Sailor, again_Splice my Old Wig Jack, that won't do_Keep two Girls and two Fidlers as I do_that's your Sort my Boy. 247.
Published 20.th Oct.r 1800 by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Etching with large margins. Plate 199 x 246mm (7¾ x 9¾"). Paper toning, crease.
A sailor in a shore town greets a fellow sailor in front of a tavern and converse about the pleasures of shore leaves. A smiling young woman dances with her hands on her hips as a man plays a fiddle. Another woman sits close to another man a table outside in front of the tavern window. From the Laurie & Whittle series of social satires.
[Ref: 28862]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Launch of a 74.
Launch of a 74.
[Anon, c.1810.]
Aquatint with hand-colouring, very rare; sheet 140 x 180mm (5½ x 7"). Title pasted separately to bottom of image; trimmed to image.
The launch of a 74 gun ship, with large crowds watching. Illustration from a scrapbook.
[Ref: 32468]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Lord Nelson engaging the Toulon Fleet off the Mouth of the Nile. [&] French Line of Battle References... Bay of Aboukir [battle plan layout.]
Lord Nelson engaging the Toulon Fleet off the Mouth of the Nile. [&] French Line of Battle References... Bay of Aboukir [battle plan layout.]
N. Pocock del. R. Pollard Sculp.t
Publish'd by Bunney & Co. [n.d. c.1800.] [Plan:] Publish'd by Bunney & Gold, 1. June, 1799.
Aquatint with explanatory and map of the battle plan layout. 140 x 229mm. 5½ x 9". Plan: 330 x 350mm. 13 x 13¾". Plan folded, as normal.
Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile, fought between British and French fleets at Aboukir Bay on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt from 1-3 August 1798. The large French convoy from Toulon and led by General Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by the British forces led by Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson. This engraving was published in the 'Naval Chronicle'. Gold was the founder and publisher.
See NMM: PAD4019. Parker 134: u.
[Ref: 23318]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Physician.
Physician.
[British, n.d., c.1830.]
Rare and fine hand coloured lithograph, sheet 280 x 195mm. 11 x 7¾". Sheet trimmed.
A naval physician below deck aboard a ship studying an anatomical volume at a desk; officer's hat, books and papers, and ink and quill in front of him, a sailor sitting at a window looking out in background. From an unidentified book or series of costumes of the British navy.
Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18621]   £220.00  
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The Death of Admiral Lord Nelson.
The Death of Admiral Lord Nelson.
Painted by A.W. Devis. Engraved by Wm. Bromley.
Published March 2d. 1812, by Boydell & Company No.90 Cheapside, London.
Copper engraving. Some scuffing and rubbing to the title area. Repaired hole and tear in title area. Small tear top left-hand corner of margin.
Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), on his deathbed below deck on HMS Victory, surrounded by his closest of colleagues . A lamp above him highlights his fragility and lights up the cabin.
BM: 1854,0614.273. Parker: 175,o.
[Ref: 16631]   £260.00  
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[The Death of Nelson.]
[The Death of Nelson.]
John Cother Webb [after J.M.W. Turner.].
[Published by the Museum Galleries n.d., c.1925.]
Mezzotint on india, printed in colours and signed by the artist. 405 x 525mm (16 x 20¾"). With publisher's label with typed details. With collector's blind stamp in lower margin.
View of HMS Victory, with Nelson slumped on the deck, having been shot by a marksman on the mizzen fighting top of the French ship Redoutable.
[Ref: 28604]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cockpit, Battle of the Nile.
The Cockpit, Battle of the Nile.
Heath Del. M. Dubourg Sc.
Published & Sold June 4.th. 1817 by Edw.d. Orme, Bond Str. corner of Brook St. London.
Very fine coloured aquatint with large margins. On watermarked paper 'J. Whatman 1816'. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾").
Battle scene below decks during the Battle of the Nile (1798) during which Horatio Nelson was wounded and lost his eye. Nelson, with his head bandaged sits on a trunk surrounded by other wounded sailors while a surgeon sees to a man in distress.
[Ref: 33593]   £220.00  
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[Sailors on shore.] From a sketch taken at Portsmouth by W.H.Bunbury Esq.r.
[Sailors on shore.] From a sketch taken at Portsmouth by W.H.Bunbury Esq.r.
London, Published March 20, 1802 by John Harris No 3. Sweetings Alley Cornhill & 8. Old Broad Street.
Stipple. 430 x 375mm. Trimmed to plate on three sides, split in platemark at top.
Sailors enjoying shore leave. Published five days after the signing of the Treaty of Amiens, a brief respite in the wars with France.
[Ref: 8300]   £320.00  
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[Battle of Scheveningen, 1653]
[Battle of Scheveningen, 1653] Abbildung des Bludigen See Treffens Zwischen den Hollandern und Engellandern, so drey tage gewehret Geschehen im Augusto, Anno 1653.
[Anon., c.1655]
Engraving, scarce; 300 x 375mm (11¾ x 14¾"). 18th century impression; creases; laid on backing sheet.
German print showing the Battle of Scheveningen in 1653, the final battle of the first Anglo-Dutch war. The British had blockaded the Dutch coast and the battle was the result of Dutch attempts to lift the blockade. Both sides claimed victory- the English because of their greater losses to Dutch, and the Dutch because the blockade was lifted. Detailed key identifying ships and key personnel, including the ship of the Dutch commander Maarten Tromp (killed in battle) right foreground, and those carrying the English admirals George Monck and William Penn.
[Ref: 33751]   £360.00  
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Speedy Sloop of War attacked by Spanish Gun-Boats.
Speedy Sloop of War attacked by Spanish Gun-Boats.
Wells sc.
Publish'd July 1, 1801 by Bunney & Gold.
Aquatint offset. 140 x 229mm. 5½ x 9".
Lord Cochrane, commander of HMS Speedy (1782) fighting against gunboats off Gibraltar. Cochrane's career inspired events in both 'Master and Commander' and Hornblower.
Parker: 156.
[Ref: 25154]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Subtraction.
Subtraction.
Drawn and Etched by H. Heat[h].
[Published by William Cole, 1827.]
Hand coloured etching, sheet 180 x 230mm. 7 x 9". Trimmed to image.
Three sailor's heads are severed, a forth cut in half at the waist, by a canonball on the deck of a warship. For Henry Heath's (1822 - 1851; fl.) satirical series 'Arithmetic'.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 9511]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Anecdote at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Anecdote at the Battle of Trafalgar.
W. Heath del. M. Dubourg Sculp.t.
Published & Sold Aug.t. 1. 1817 by Edw.d. Orme, Bond Street, (corner of Brook Street) London.
Fine coloured aquatint with large margins. 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾").
Naval scene depciting the rescue, by a British sailor,of a French captain's wife who, to escape the burning vessel L'Achille, had jumped into the waves. The sinking L'Achille can be seen on the left, while several French and British engaging in battle can be seen on the right. In the foreground a woman in a white dress is pulled from the water into a boat full of British sailors.
[Ref: 33585]   £260.00  
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Earl Howe's Decisive Victory Over the Grand French Fleet on the 1st of June 1794.
Earl Howe's Decisive Victory Over the Grand French Fleet on the 1st of June 1794.
Drawn by J. Morris late of the Navy with the assistance of a Naval Officer on board the Brunswick.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Watercolour ink and wash, 18th century watermarked paper, unique. Sheet 430 x 650mm (17 x 25½"). Wear to edges, two tears, crease through middle.
A naïve illiustration of the Third Battle of Ushant (The Glorious First of June), in which the British navy sank or captured seven French ships but failed to stop a vital convoy of supplies reaching France. Keys name the ships and give statistics for each fleet. It appears that this is an original work: we have been unable to trace a published source.
Provenance: Hermitage Hexham.
[Ref: 30298]   £1,650.00  
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