The Honest Tars and Marines of the Argonaut. Contributing Nobly against the Enemies of Old England...
Published 12.th March 1798, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Etching. Plate: 250 x 200mm (9¾ x 8"). Cracks and tears in edges. A view on board HMS Argonaut showing the sharing of the reward for the capture of the French ship Esperance in 1795. Argonaut was originally a French ship called Jason caught by the British Navy in 1782 and renamed.
[Ref: 41936] £120.00
[Six of Caracogia's ships taken by the Prince of Hess near the port of La Goulette, Tunis, 24 September 1640] Prise de Six Vaisseaux de Caracogia faite auprès le Port de la Goulette de Tunis par le Ven.ble Prince de Hesse General des Galeres le 24. 9.bre 1640
Pen and ink with watercolour wash, 195 x 270mm (7¾ x 9½"). Damaged; glued to backing sheet; oxidising in sky. The taking of ships from the famous corsair Caracogia in the port of Tunis in 1640.
[Ref: 41642] £650.00
Loss of the Comet, When nearly 100 People Perished.
Scarce wood-engraving with hand-colouring, sheet 130 x 190mm (5 x 7½"). Trimmed and glued to album sheet with other prints. Popular print showing the loss of the steamboat Comet II on the evening of 20-21 October 1825, when she collided with the steamer Ayr off Kempock Point near Gourock and sank rapidly, with 62 of her 80 passengers drowning.
[Ref: 41660] £120.00
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The Sea Ingagement betwixt the Portuges and Dutch near Goa
Etching with letterpress, sheet 320 x 205mm (12½ x 8"). The Battle of Goa (a port city in India then a Portuguese colony) in 1638, in which Portuguese forces defeated a large Dutch fleet attempting to block the port. This conflict took place during the Dutch-Portuguese War of 1601-61. Sheet from 'A Description of ye East India Coasts of Malabar and Cormandel with their adjacent Kingdoms and Provinces; and of the Empire of Ceylon and of the Idolatry of the Pagans in the East Indies', the 1702 translation of a work originally published in Dutch in 1672, by Philip Baldaeus (1632-71). Baldaeus was a Dutch minister who spent time in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) while it was governed by the Dutch, and wrote a compendious account of his observations.
[Ref: 42457] £130.00
Explosion of the Graham Steam Boat along side of the United Kingdom Steam Ship
Published as the Act Directs by James Lumsden & Son Queen Street Glasgow [c.1826]
Very rare wood-engraving with hand-colouring, sheet 125 x 190mm (5 x 7½"). Trimmed and glued to album sheet with other prints. Popular print showing the explosion of the steamer 'Graham' near Grimsby while alongside another steamer, the 'United Kingdom' (which was en route from London to Edinburgh) in 1826. Six people died in the accident, with many further injuries.
[Ref: 41661] £120.00
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The Great Britain Steam Ship. 1000 horse power _ Length 322 Feet _ Breadth 50 feet _ Weight of Iron used in the Ship & Engins 1500 Tons. Built at Bristol & Launched 19th July 1843 _ 3500 Tons.
J.T. Wood, 33 Holywell St, Strand London. J. Windsor Card Maker 2 Meredith Street, Clerkenwell.
Steel engraving on porcelain card. Sheet 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6"). Some staining to edges. A souvenir card for the launching of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's SS Great Britain, at the time the largest ship in the world.
[Ref: 42027] £65.00
Critical Position of H.M.S Investigator on the North-Coast of Baring Island. August 20th. 1851.
Lieu. S. Gurney Creswell, Del_W.Simpson lith. Printed in Colours by Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.
London Published 15.th May 1854, by Day & Son Gate St. Linc. Inn F.ds & Ackermann & Co. Strand.
. Some light foxing. A scene showing the HMS Investigator, captained by Robert McClure, trapped in the ice on the north coast of Canada, while searching for the lost ship of Sir John Franklin. The crew were forced to abandon the ship and those who survived were eventually rescued by the Royal Navy. Plate 4 of 8 sketches in colour from Cresswell's voyage of H.M.S. Investigator 1854 to discover the North-West Passage.
[Ref: 41938] £900.00
Indian Mail Steamer Leaving Southampton Docks.
W.H. Prior [c.1850]
Steel engraving printed in colour, sheet 90 x 145mm (3¾ x 5¾"). Glued to backing sheet. Steamer travelling between England and India, engraved by Thomas William Prior (b.1838), whose father Thomas Abel was also a prominent engraver.
[Ref: 41645] £45.00
Friedrichshaften et le bateau à vapeur Kronprinz.
Gravé par R. Dikenman.
Zurich chez R. Dikenman Peinter, Rindermarkt, 353. [n.d., c.1840.]
Rare aquatint. Sheet 180 x 240mm (7 x 9½"). A view of Friedrichshaften from Lake Constance, with the paddle steamer 'Crown Prince', built by Escher & Wyss of Zürich in 1839. It was decommissioned in 1903 and scrapped the following year.
[Ref: 42069] £180.00
Wood Sailing Ship "Paramatta". Built by James Laing, Esq., Sunderland.
P. Stabler, Sunderland.
Photograph. Photographer's label on verso of Paul Stabler. Board: 485 x 360mm (19 x 14"). Damage to board on left side. A photograph of the Scottish sailing ship Paramatta which operated between 1866 and 1898. She was launched in May 1866 and named after the river Paramatta near Sydney. The Paramatta sailed from England to Australia and the crew would issue a magazine fortnightly for amusment during the three month voyage. She sank during a journey from Texas to Norfolk in 1898.
[Ref: 42506] £380.00
The Press Gang.
[after George Morland.]
Lithograph. Sheet 215 x 280mm (8½ x 11"). Trimmed to image. A copy of George Morland's 'Jack in the Bilboes', originally engraved by William Ward, illustrating Charles Dibdin's 'the Waterman', showing the Waterman pressed on his wedding day.
See 28093 for the original mezzotint.
[Ref: 42443] £140.00
d'Stadt Bergen, in Noorweegen.
C. Decker in. et sc.
[Jacob van Meurs, 1676.]
Engraving. Sheet: 290 x 190mm (11½ x 7½"). Trimmed within plate and tipped into album sheet. A scene showing the Battle of Vagen which took place near Bergen between the British and the Dutch in 1665 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. An illustration from 'Wouter Schouten Oost-Indische...' 1676 published by Jacob van Meurs.
[Ref: 42395] £230.00