Wreck of the Phoenix Frigate. Capt. Sir Hyde Parker, in a hurricane off Cuba.
Aquatint. With original corresponding letterpress chapbook. Sheet size: 185 x 265mm (7¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Folds as published. Remains of binding distressed.
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 Phoenix was one of the thirteen ships of the Royal Navy lost in a terrible hurricane about October 1, 1780. Most of the crew, about 250, were rescued by small ships from Jamaica after Archer had sailed a ship's boat to Montego Bay. Most of the other ships lost had no survivors. With the original 28 page chapbook and title page, describing the event, from an account of Lieutenant Archer, in a letter to his mother. 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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