Mr. Sharp, Chief of the Brig, Admiral Trowbridge; barbarously wounded, put in irons, & spiked to the deck by pirates.
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 22 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 on board the Admiral Trowbridge, depicting the capture and torture of Mr. William Sharpe and other members of the ship's crew. 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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