The Lady Hobart, Packet, Sinking; having struck on an Island of floating ice.
Aquatint. With original corresponding letterpress chapbook. Sheet size: 185 x 265mm (7ľ x 10ľ"). 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 Lady Hobart left Falmouth on 7 March 1803 bound for New York and Halifax (Nova Scotia) on 22 June 1803. On board was Captain William Dorset Fellowes, 21 crew and 8 passengers. The Lady Hobart sunk 350 miles east of St. Johnís, Newfoundland after striking an 'island of ice'. With the original 28 page chapbook and title page, describing the events. 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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