[Ten verses in three columns below image.] Teignmouth May 15th. 1830.
Tinted lithograph. 310 x 360mm. 12¼ x 14¼". Sheet trimmed.
The poem is illustrated by a dramatic view of the Mercury on her side floundering in stormy seas, the sailors desperately clambering away from the waves. She was sailing from St. John's, the provincial capital of Newfoundland, Canada, to England in 1822 when the disaster occurred. The survivor Samuel Codner was from Kingskerswell, Devon, an area with a long-standing tradition of involvement in the Newfoundland cod fishery. He worked for the family business, Daniel Codner and Company.
[Ref: 19456] £290.00