Wreck of the Sceptre, 64 Guns, in a tremendous Hurricane. Cape of Good Hope.
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 32 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. While under the command of Captain Edwards, Sceptre was caught at anchor in a storm on 5 November 1799 along with seven other ships in Table Bay, near the Cape of Good Hope. The ship was battered to pieces, and approximately 349 seamen and marines were killed or drowned. One officer, two midshipmen, 47 seamen and one marine were saved from the wreck, but nine of these died on the beach. With the original 28 page chapbook and title page, describing the event. 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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