Wreck of the Crescent Frigate.
Aquatint. With original corresponding letterpress chapbook. Sheet size: 185 x 265mm (7¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Folds as published. Remains of binding distressed.
Plate 31 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. In 1795, Crescent was part of a squadron commanded by George Elphinstone, that forced the surrender of a Batavian squadron at the Battle of Saldanha Bay. After serving in the West Indies, she returned to home waters and was wrecked off the coast of Jutland on 6 December 1808. With the original 28 page chapbook and title page. 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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