Miraculous Preservation from Shipwreck, or Captain Donald Campbell, on the Coast of Malabar.
London Pub. by T. Tegg, Sep 25 1808.
Aquatint. Sheet size: 185 x 265mm (7¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Folds as published. Small tear in lower edge.
From a very scarce series of plates by the caricaturist William Elmes depicting shipwrecks and maritime disasters, attacks by native Americans and by other indigenous peoples and pirates, ceremonies, punishments and torture. Published by Thomas Tegg. In 1782, after surviving a cyclone off Goa he was captured and kept prisoner for many years by Hyder Ali, but was finally released and returned to England.
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