Wreck of the Travers, East-Indiaman, on a Rock, near Sunken Island.
Aquatint. With original corresponding letterpress chapbook. Sheet size: 185 x 265mm (7¼ x 10¼"). Folds as published. Remains of binding distressed. Trimmed inside platemark.
A plate from 'The Mariner's Marvellous Magazine, or Wonders of the Ocean; Containing the Most Remarkable Adventures and Relations of Mariners in Various Parts of the Globe. In Four Volumes, Embelished with Forty Engravings', published by Thomas Tegg, 111, Cheapside, J. and A. Duncan, Glasgow; J. Sutherland, Edinburgh; and J. McClery, Dublin. 1809. The scene depicits the sinking of the Travers Indiaman, with the original 28 page chapbook and title page, describing the event from the account of the ship's commander, Captain Collins. Thomas Tegg published forty chapbooks between 1805 and 1809, which relate narratives of shipwreck and captivity occurring between 1678 and 1809.
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