Wreck of the Hercules East Indiaman, on the coast of Caffraria.
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 30 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. A scene depicting the loss of the American ship Hercules, on the coast of Caffraria, June 16, 1796. 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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