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[S.S. Britannic.] White Star Lines.
[S.S. Britannic.] White Star Lines.
Printers, Sir Joseph Cuaton & Sons, London. Entered at Stationers Hall.
[n.d., c.1880.]
Chromolithograph on card, printed on both sides. Sheet 100 x 160mm (4 x 6¼"). Glue stain on front, remains of album sheet on reverse.
An advertisment for the White Star Line, showing S.S. Britannic (1874-1903) steaming from Liverpool harbour for New York. The details of the route are printed on the reverse, including ''Steerage Fare only £3 to New York, Boston or Philadelphia''.
[Ref: 56337]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Battle of Cape St Vincent] To his Majesty This Historical Engraving of the unprecedented event in Lord St Vincents Victory
[Battle of Cape St Vincent] To his Majesty This Historical Engraving of the unprecedented event in Lord St Vincents Victory of Admiral Nelsons boarding the Two Spanish Ships And the Reception of the Spanish Admirals Sword on board the San Josef on the 14th of February 1797, Is most Humbly Dedicated by His Majesty's Dutiful Subject & Engraver Dan.l Orme.
Painted by Mr. Orme under the Direction of Lord Nelson & the Officers of his Majesty Ship the Captain. Engraved by Dan.l Orme Historical Engraver to his Majesty & the Prince of Wales.
[Published & Sold June 2 1800 by Danl Orme at his Gallery No 118 New Bond Street and Sold by Edwd Orme Printseller to the King No 59 New Bond Street.]
Stipple and etching, printed in colours. 510 x 610mm (20 x 24"). Framed. A few small surface abrasions; unexamined out of frame.
In an unpresidented move, Nelson sent his boarders across one Spanish ship to capture another, later known in the Royal Navy as ''Nelson's patent bridge for boarding first rates''. Here he takes the surrender of the ship San José, a captain giving Nelson the sword of Squadron Commander Francisco Javier Winthuysen y Pineda, who lies to one side mortally wounded. The original painting is in the National Maritime Museum.
[Ref: 56381]   £680.00  
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A View of the Great Harry built in the Reign of King Henry the 8.th.
A View of the Great Harry built in the Reign of King Henry the 8.th. London Mag:
Engraving. 190 x 235mm (7½ x 9¼"). Bottom margin trimmed to plate mark. Three vertical creases as usual.
A side view of the Henry Grace a Dieu or Great Harry flagship of the King's Fleet. At the time it was the largest warship in the world, surpassing even the Mary Rose.
[Ref: 56312]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Baixos de Iudia.
Baixos de Iudia. 669.
P.K.
Barent Langenes [Amsterdam, 1612].
Engraving with letterpress on reverse. 80 x 115mm (3 x 4½"). Toning and water stain. Small hole in bottom left margin.
A scene depicting the shipwreck of the Portuguese ship 'Santiago' between Mozambique and Madagascar in 1585. Giant lobsters can be seen attacking the shipwrecked sailors while some can be seen escaping in life boats in the background. Fifty survivors reached Mozambique. The plate was engraved by Pieter van den Keere for the 1598 'Caert-Thresoor', published by Barent Langenes with a text by an unknown author.
[Ref: 56425]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Battle of Plymouth] Zee-Slagh Tusschen de M.r Miciel de Ruiter en de H.r Georg Ascue by Plymurden op den 26 Augusti 1652.
[Battle of Plymouth] Zee-Slagh Tusschen de M.r Miciel de Ruiter en de H.r Georg Ascue by Plymurden op den 26 Augusti 1652.
Stoopendael sculp.
[Amsterdam, c.1686.]
Etching. Sheet 265 x 350mm (10½ x 13¾"). Slight central crease. Trimmed to printed border.
A view of the Battle of Plymouth, 16 August 1652 (26th in the Gregorian calendar), in which personal friends General-at-Sea George Ayscue and Vice-Commodore Michiel de Ruyter led English and Dutch fleets into battle. Despite having the smaller fleet, de Ruyter succeeded in getting the Dutch merchant convoy to safety, an action that brought him to prominence as a commander. An illustration from G. Brandt's account of de Ruyter's life 'Het leven en bedryt van der heere Michiel de Ruiter'
[Ref: 56266]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Royal George 1759 by Serres.
Royal George 1759 by Serres.
[Dominic Serres]
Ink and grey wash. Sheet 170 x 450mm (6¾ x 17¾"). 'Royal George' in same grey wash on reverse, title on front (as above) in later hand. Tears, stains, mounted on card.
The starboard side of the 'Royal George', a first-rate with 100 guns on three decks, the largest warship in the world when launched in 1756. The year of this sketch she was Admiral Sir Edward Hawke's flagship at the Battle of Quiberon Bay, where she sank 'Superbe'. Royal George sank in 1782 at Spithead off Portsmouth while she was rolled for maintenance, with the loss of more than 800 lives. The wreck was a major hazard in the Solent until 1840, when gunpowder was used to destroy it. We believe this sketch shows the Royal George with damage after the Battle of Quiberon Bay. Dominic Serres (1722-93) was a French-born maritime painter who documented the events of the Seven Years' War, including Quiberon Bay and the Capture of Havana in 1762.
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Naarder afbeelding der werking van Gianibellies brandtscheenen tegen de Schinbrug des Prinsen van Parma over de de Schelde.
Naarder afbeelding der werking van Gianibellies brandtscheenen tegen de Schinbrug des Prinsen van Parma over de de Schelde. 1. Parmaas Schipbrug. 2. Het brandtschip de Hoop. 3. Het brandship de Fortuin. 4. D.andre kleener brandtscheepen. 5. De Schans S. Marye op den Vlaamschen oever.
[Pieter Bor.]
[Antwerp, n.d. c.1585].
Rare etching. 280 x 345mm 11 x 13½"), large margins Central crease as normal. Two repaired tears in lower margin and title area.
The explosive 'hellburners' or fireships used to destroy the pontoon bridge constructed by the army of Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, during the seige of Antwerp. Supported and subsidised by Elizabeth I, Italian engineer Federigo Giambelli developed perhaps the earliest example of weapons of mass destruction, two unmanned ships packed with gunpowder, schrapnel and fitted with a sophisticated timer mechanism set to detonate at the ideal moment. It is recorded that over one thousand Spanish troops were killed instantly at the moment of detonation, and the seige on Antwerp was lifted for a time.
[Ref: 56315]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Shipwrecked Mariner.
The Shipwrecked Mariner. From an original picture in the collection of Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart, at Stowe Head Wiltshire, to whom this plate ia dedicated by his obliged humble serv.t H. Macklin.
Painted by H. Thomson. Engrtaved by W. Say.
Published July 1st. 1806, by H.Macklin, 39, Fleet Street.
Mezzotint, printed in colours and hand finished. 650 x 415mm (25¾ x 16¼"). Inscription area excised, replaced by a skilled restorer, top margin restored.
A bare-footed sailor sits on a rocky outcrop, waves crashing below him. Over his head an eagle flies, waiting to pick his bones. The original painting, exhibited at the R.A. in 1804, is still at Stourhead, now a National Trust property. Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758-1838) was an antiquarian and archaeologist. He and William Cunnington made the first recorded excavations at Stonehenge in 1798 & 1810; they discovered that the fallen stones had once been vertical.
[Ref: 56249]   £390.00  
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