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To Sir James Saumarez Bar.t and Knight of the Bath and Admiral of the Blue & c,
To Sir James Saumarez Bar.t and Knight of the Bath and Admiral of the Blue & c, This Plate representing the Gallant attack of the French Squadron under the Batteries of Algeciras taken from a Drawing made by Captain Jahleel Brenton of the Caesar bearing the rear Adm.tis Flag Is with permission dedicated by his most Obedient humble Serv.t Edw.d Harding. The Gift of Sir John Dumar esq's Family to Jeanneton Trachy March 6th 1819 [in brown ink].
Capt.n Brenton del. Hubert & Stadler Sculpt.
Pub. Jan 1 1802 by E. Harding N.o 98 Pall Mall, for the Benefit of the Widows and Orphan sof those Brave Men who Fought and Fell on that glorious Occasion.
Coloured aquatint, plate 520 x 665mm (20½ x 22¼"), with small margins. Some time staining and a couple of brown spots.
A view of the fighting during the Algeciras campaign; an attempt by a French naval squadron to join a French and Spanish fleet at Cadiz during June and July 1801 during the French Revolutionary War. However to reach Cadiz the French squadron had to pass the British naval base at Gibraltar, which housed the squadron tasked with blockading Cadiz. The British squadron was commanded by Rear-Admiral Sir James Saumarez (1757 1836). After a successful voyage between Toulon and Gibraltar, in which a number of British vessels were captured, the squadron anchored at Algeciras. On 6 July 1801, Saumarez attacked the anchored squadron, in the First Battle of Algeciras. In the aftermath of the first battle, both sides set about making urgent repairs and calling up reinforcements. In the evening of 12 July the French and Spanish fleet sailed from Algeciras, and the British force followed them, catching the trailing ships in the Second Battle of Algeciras and opening fire at 11:20. A confused night action followed. Ultimately the French and Spanish fleets were successful in their aim of uniting at Cadiz, albeit after heavy losses, but they were still under blockade and in no position to realise either the Egyptian or Portuguese plans. The two battles proved decisive in cementing British control of the Mediterranean Sea and condemning the French army in Egypt to defeat, totally unsupported by reinforcements from the French Navy.
[Ref: 57424]   £850.00  
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Brigantin donnant chasse a une Felouque et prest alaborder.  Brigantin Attaqueerende een Sloep.
Brigantin donnant chasse a une Felouque et prest alaborder. Brigantin Attaqueerende een Sloep.
A Amsterdam chez Gerard Valk Avec Privilege [n.d., c.1724.]
Engraving. 440 x 560mm (17¼ x 22"), very large margins. Scruffy margins at edges.
A scene of a brigantine chasing a felucca. It was originally published in Pierre Mortier's 'Le Neptune francois, ou, Atlas nouveau des cartes marines' in 1703; this example comes from the Valck reissue of 1724.
[Ref: 57347]   £350.00  
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[Glorious First of June] To the Memory of the Brave Cap.t John Harvey, the Officers and Crew who fell in the Action,
[Glorious First of June] To the Memory of the Brave Cap.t John Harvey, the Officers and Crew who fell in the Action, and to the Surviving Officers and Crew of His Majesty's Ship the Brunswick, This Print Representing the Brunswick after breaking the Enemy's Line, as second astern to Admiral Earl Howe on the first of June 1794 Grappled to, and engaging Le Vengeur with her starboard guns, and totally dismasting L'Achille in an attempt to board on the larboard Quarter is Respectfully inscribed by Nicholas Pocock.
Painted by Nicholas Pocock. Engraved by R.Pollard.
London. Published Feb.y 16th 1796 by Nich.s Pocock, Great George Street, Westminster.
Coloured aquatint. 480 x 650mm (19 x 25½"), on Whatman paper with very large margins. Tear touching bottom plate mark taped.
A large and fine Battle scene with excellent colour. The 'Battle of the Glorious First of June', fought between the Royal Navy under Admiral Earl Howe and a French fleet of 26 ships of the line under Rear-Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse, protecting a convoy of grain ships from America bound for a desperate France. Although the British won the exchange, the grain convoy escaped intact.
Parker: 102 T
[Ref: 57473]   £720.00  
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[Battle of The Nile.] To the Right Honorable Horatio Nelson, Baron Nelson of the Nile,
[Battle of The Nile.] To the Right Honorable Horatio Nelson, Baron Nelson of the Nile, & of Burham Thorpe in the County of Norfolk, Knight of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bathm and Rear Admiral of the Red, and the Captain, Officers and Seamen of the Squadron under His Command, This Print, representing the Glorious Victory over the French Fleetm on the Night of the 1st August 1798, in the Bay of Bequieres, is respectfully inscribed by Nicolas Pocock.
Painted by Nich.ls Pocock. Engrav's by Rob.t Pollard.
London, Publish'd April 13th 1799 by Nich.ls Pocock, Great George Street, Westminster.
Very fine coloured aquatint. Sheet 475 x 635mm (18¾ x 25"). Trimmed to plate, tear in inscription area taped, a few other small tears and nicks.
The night Battle of the Nile, with L'Orient on fire, lighting the scene. The remarque features Britannia and a seamonster.
Parker:134 L
[Ref: 57472]   £680.00  
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[Battle of the Saintes] To Lord Rodney Adm.l of the White, Lord Hood, Sir Francis Samuel Drake, Bar.t Rear Adnls of the Blue,
[Battle of the Saintes] To Lord Rodney Adm.l of the White, Lord Hood, Sir Francis Samuel Drake, Bar.t Rear Adnls of the Blue, Sir Edmund Affleck Bar.t Commodore, The several Captains and Officers, This Representation of the glorious, brilliant and decisive Victory, obtained by His Majesty's Fleet under their Command, over the French Fleet, commanded by the Admiral Count de Grasse, on the 12th April 1782, for which they received the thanks of both Houses of Parliament. Is with all due Respect inscribed by their most obedient Servant, Richard Paton.
Painted by Rich.d Paton. Engraved by James Fittler.
John Boydell excudit 1783. Publish'd May 1st. 1783. by John Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside, London.
Coloured engraving. 505 x 680mmm (20 x 26¾"). Repaired tear entering plate at top, repairs in margins, slight mount burn, a few spots.
A very large battle scene in good condition. A view of the climax of the four-day Battle of the Saintes, with Rodney breaking the French line (the first time it was used as a tactic), capturing four ships of the line and destroying another. This victory over the French at the culmination of the American Revolutionary War was important as it saved the British colonies in the West Indies and gave Britain a better position at the peace negotiations.
Parker 88 E
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Clipper Barque ''Spirit of the Age''.
Clipper Barque ''Spirit of the Age''. G.H. Heaton, Commander. To Mr John Pile, Shipbuilder, Sunderland & West Hartlepool, T.A. Gibb, Esq. & Owners, this print is most respectfully dedicated by their obedient Servant, W.m Foster.
T.G. Dutton, Del. et Lith. Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published by W.m Foster, 114 Fenchurch St. [n.d., c.1854.]
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 355 x 460mm (14 x 18"). Mount burn.
A tea clipper, launched 1854, 878 old tons., capable of stowing 880,800 lbs of tea. Her maiden voyage was a race to Sydney beating an American Clipper with a time of in 73 days. She made several successful round trips to China (although she fouled the Calais to Ostend submarine telegraph cable with her anchor in 1857). In 1859, en route to Shanghai, she collided with the steam tug African in the Thames and had to be dry-docked for repairs at Deptford. After a month the voyage continued, but she sprang a leak in the Sunda Straits and, having been towed to Batavia, she was condemned.
[Ref: 57369]   £850.00  
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[Clipper Ship ''Swiftsure'', 1326 Tons. V. Stacpole Commander. ]
[Clipper Ship ''Swiftsure'', 1326 Tons. V. Stacpole Commander. ]
[T.G. Dutton, Del. et Lith. Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.]
[London, Published by W.m Foster, 114 Fenchurch St.] [n.d., c.1860.]
Tinted lithograph with hand colour, proof before title. Printed area 305 x 470mm (12 x 18½"). Mount burn.
The 'Swiftsure', shown flying the Green Blackwall line house flag and the 'pilot jack' (signal for a pilot), inward bound off Dover, with Shakespeare Cliff under her stern. A clipper built by William Hall in Boston, Massachussetts and launched 1854 with the name 'Fatherland'. She was renamed 'Swiftsure' in 1860 when she was bought by R. & H. Green to carry emigrants to Australia for the gold rush. See Diaries of John Mortlock & Fredrick Dodge Latrobe Lib.
[Ref: 57370]   £850.00  
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The Death of Nelson.
The Death of Nelson. From the Alto-Relievo by J.E. Carew, from the Front Panel in the Nelson Column, Trafalgar Square.
J.E. Carew [pencil signature]. Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.
[n.d., c.1849.]
Rare tinted lithograph. Sheet 640 x 675mm (25¼ x 26½") very large margins. Repaired tears, one entering image at top.
The huge bronze relief panel on the front of the pedestal of Nelson's column, by Irish sculptor John Edward Carew (c. 1782-1868), installed in December 1849.
[Ref: 57238]   £480.00  
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West Indiaman.
West Indiaman.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Wood engraving with fine original hand colour. Sheet 180 x 290mm (7 x 11½"). Trimmed to printed border and around title, laid on album paper.
A trading ship approaching a West Indian island with two high peaks.
[Ref: 57261]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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