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I.re Vue du Combat de Beachy-Head
I.re Vue du Combat de Beachy-Head Entre les Flottes combinées d'Angleterre, de Hollande et celle de France commandée par de Tourville en 1690.
N. Ozanne del.t. F. Dequevauviller sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving. 290 x 395mm (11½ x 15½"). Repaired tears, a few small holes in large margins.
The Battle of Beachy Head, fought on the 10th July, 1690 between an Anglo-Dutch fleet and the French navy. as part of the Nine Years' War. The English Admiral Torrington wanted to withdraw in the face of a larger opponent but was ordered to fight by Mary II, leading to a defeat that left the French in control of the English Channel. Blamed, Torrington was court martialed but aquitted. The day after Beachy Head William III won the Battle of the Boyne.
[Ref: 46271]   £260.00  
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The London Engineer. (Steam Yacht.)
The London Engineer. (Steam Yacht.)
No.44 of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c Pub.d Aug.t 1. 1819.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 150 x 240mm (6 x 9½"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
The London Engineer began her service in 1818, setting off from Margate, as a packet boat carrying passengers between Margate and London. Ackermann's Repository of Arts was an illustrated, British periodical published from 1809-1829 by Rudolph Ackermann. The formal title of the publication was "Respository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it did cover all of these fields. At the time, it was considered to be of great influence to the English taste in fashion, architecture, and literature.
[Ref: 46310]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Battle of Navarino.]
[Battle of Navarino.] Plate 4.
Published by Colnaghi & Son, Pall Mall East, January 18th 1828.
Lithograph. Sheet: 280 x 410mm (11 x 16"). Slight foxing and tear to top edge.
Plate 4 of George Philip Reinagle's series of 12 plates 'Illustrations of the Battle of Navarin' 1828. Beneath the image the various ships are listed including Genoa, Capitana Bey's Ship, Asia, Hind, and Mocharem Bey's Ship. The Battle of Navarino was a naval battle fought during the Greek War of Independence between the allied forces of France, Russia and the United Kingdom and the Ottoman Empire.
[Ref: 46431]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Battle of Navarino.]
[Battle of Navarino.] Plate 5.
Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Published by Colnaghi & Son, Pall Mall East, January 18th 1828.
Lithograph. Sheet: 280 x 410mm (11 x 16"). Slight foxing and tears in edges. Small hole in plate.
Plate 5 of George Philip Reinagle's series of 12 plates 'Illustrations of the Battle of Navarin' 1828. Beneath the image the various ships are listed including Turkish, Genoa under Commodore Bathurst. The Battle of Navarino was a naval battle fought during the Greek War of Independence between the allied forces of France, Russia and the United Kingdom and the Ottoman Empire.
[Ref: 46432]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Battle of Navarino.]
[Battle of Navarino.] Plate 2.
Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Published by Colnaghi & Son, Pall Mall East, January 18th 1828.
Lithograph. Sheet: 280 x 410mm (11 x 16"). Slight foxing.
Plate 2 of George Philip Reinagle's series of 12 plates 'Illustrations of the Battle of Navarin' 1828. Beneath the image the various ships are listed including Dartmouth, Scipion, Rose and Brisk. The Battle of Navarino was a naval battle fought during the Greek War of Independence between the allied forces of France, Russia and the United Kingdom and the Ottoman Empire.
[Ref: 46433]   £230.00  
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Destruction of the French Fleet at Toulon, Dec.r 18.th 1793
Destruction of the French Fleet at Toulon, Dec.r 18.th 1793
Painted by T. Whitcombe T. Sutherland sculp.t
Pub.d April 1 1816, at 48 Strand, for J. Jenkins's Naval Achievements.
A fine coloured aquatint, platemark 215 x 305mm (8½ x 12") very large margins.
In 1793 French Republican forces suppressed a royalist rebellion in the city of Toulon (the royalists were assisted by British, Spanish, Neapolitan and Pedmontese troops). As the city fell, however, the British used firships to destroy the French Republican fleet, as shown here. Plate from James Jenkins, 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the year 1793 to 1817' (1817).
[Ref: 46522]   £230.00  
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''All lonely o'er the desert waste she flies, Scourged on by Surges, Storms, and bursting Skies''.
''All lonely o'er the desert waste she flies, Scourged on by Surges, Storms, and bursting Skies''. The Wonder, New South Western Steam Navigation Company's Royal Mail Packet, James Goodridge, Jun.r Commander, When off the Caskets during her passage to the Channel Islands October 21st, 1846. The generous hearted Inhabitants of the Islands have presented Mr Goodridge with a handsome Testimonial for his intrepid and skilful conduct in navigating this fine vessel safely through one of the most violent adverse gales and ranging seas that ever blew or rolled in the channel.
Painted by J.M. Gilbert _ T.G. Dutton lith: Day & Son Lith.rs to the Queen.
London. Published by R.A. Grove, Marine Publisher and Printseller by appointment to the Queen, 1847.
Lithograph, rare. Sheet 350 x 460mm (13¾ x 18"). Very small tear in top right margin.
A view of 'Wonder' in heavy seas in the English Channel en route from Southampton to the Channel Islands, which Captain James Goodridge described as ''the most boisterous transit I have ever made in countless cross Channel passages''. At one point the ship broached but the captain managed to recover and bring 'Wonder' safely into port. For his skill Goodridge was presented with a silver megaphone. An early paddle steamer, 'Wonder' was built by Ditchburn & Mare in 1844 and soon acquired fame for speed and reliability, prompting Queen Victoria to organise a race with the Royal Yacht 'Fairy' (also built by Ditchburn & Mare), which 'Wonder' won easily.
[Ref: 46331]   £420.00  
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