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Lieu.t Fitz james, R.N. del.. G. Hawkins lith. Day & Haghe to the Queen.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 130 x 185mm (5 x 7¼") large margins.
Aleppo, the largest city of Syria. The artist, Captain James Fitzjames (1813-1848?) served on the Euphrates Expedition 1834-7: when the expedition floundered he volunteered to take the India Office mails on board 1,200 miles across Iraq and Syria to the Mediterranean and back to London. In 1845 he joined the Franklin expedition to the Arctic: according to the 'Victory Point note' Fitzjames became Captain of HMS Erebus after Franklin died in 1847, before he too succumbed to the cold.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 41446]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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