[Garden and Monastery of the Capuchins near Syracuse.]
[London: J. White, c.1801.]
Sepia aquatint, proof before letters, on 'J Whatman' watermarked paper, with large margins, 185 x 245mm. 7¼ x 9¾". Annotated 'face - 35 page' in ink by hand to upper right margin.
Monks and travellers in the sunken gardens of a monastery in Sicily; the building overlooking a rocky cliff in the background. After Cooper Willyams (1762 - 1816), for his 'A Voyage up the Mediterranean in His Majesty’s Ship the Swiftsure, one of the squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, K.B. ... with a description of the battle of the Nile on the first of August 1798' (1802). Willyams served as chaplain of the Swiftsure. He was present at the Battle of the Nile and according to DNB his is 'the first, the most particular, and the most authentic account of the battle'.
See BL 210.i.5. Abbey Travel 196, 10.
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