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The Archimedes, Steamer. Fitted with Mr. F.P. Smith's Patent Screw Propeller, off the North Foreland,
The Archimedes, Steamer. Fitted with Mr. F.P. Smith's Patent Screw Propeller, off the North Foreland, on her Trip from Gravesend to Portsmouth, which was Performed in 21 Hours, Against a Fresh Breeze from the West, May 14th, 1839.
Painted by W.J. Huggins. Engraved by E. Duncan.
London, Published by Mr. Huggins, Marine Painter to His Late Majesty Will.m IVth _ 105 Leadenhall Street. But later.
Coloured aquatint. 410 x 540mm (16 x 21¼"). Crack in bottom platemark and tears repaired, abrasion to edges. Margins very messy.
A view of SS Archimedes, the world's first successfull screw propeller steamship, in rough seas. Named after Archimedes' Screw, she was built in 1839 with a propeller designed by Francis Pettit Smith (1808-74). The ship was lent to Isambard Kingdom Brunel to trial for several months, after which Brunel changed the design of the SS Great Britain from paddle to screw propulsion
[Ref: 58967]   £750.00  
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[Chromolithograph of a man overboard with a life-saving buoy with a signal fire.]
[Chromolithograph of a man overboard with a life-saving buoy with a signal fire.]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet 255 x 410mm (10 x 16"). Cut as issued.
A sailor, overboard from a warship, clings to a buoy with two flotation spheres and a thin chimney with a smoking flame. A longboat approches, guided by men in the rigging of the ship. Perhaps an artist's impression of the use of a new invention.
[Ref: 58708]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Parte opposta del Sepolcro di Nelson.
Parte opposta del Sepolcro di Nelson.
Antonio Canova inventò. Franc.o Hayes Veneto dis. e incise.
[n.d. c.1813.]
Very rare engraving, sheet 465 x 400mm (18¼ x 15¾"). Trimmed to plate. Dusty stain on top right corner, scuffing, some foxing, tear on left edge.
Outline design for a tomb to Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) by Antonio Canova, with a square top on a circular base and seated allegorical figures.
[Ref: 59065]   £360.00  
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Admiral, Sir J. T. Duckworth's Victory over, and Signal Defeat, of the French Fleet, in the Bay of St. Domingo.
Admiral, Sir J. T. Duckworth's Victory over, and Signal Defeat, of the French Fleet, in the Bay of St. Domingo. London Gazette Extraordinary, Admiralty-Office, March 23, 1806.
J. Clark del. Pickett sculp.
Published & Sold April 20. 1806. by Edw.d Orme Bond Street, the corner of Brook Street, London. [Engraving.] Printed for Edward Orme, Engraver, Printseller to the King and Royal Family, 59, New Bond-Street, London: by J Nichols, Earl's Court, Newport-street Soho, and Sold by all the Booksellers and Printsellers. [Letterpress.]
Scarce engraving with letterpress, bottom right tax stamp, watermark 1804, sheet 560 x 430mm (22 x 17"). Tears and creases on edges, some stains and surface dirt.
A broadsheet on the Battle of San Domingo (6 February 1806), and the victory of the Royal Navy under the command of Admiral Duckworth over the French fleet. At the top, a coloured aquatint shows a naval battle scene: French battleships are under attack, with one damaged and one sinking on the right. At the right bottom of the print is an engraving with a coat-of-arms and the motto 'Veni, Vidi, Vici'. With engraved inscription, motto, and letterpress title, there is one paragraph of text in one column, and below more text in four columns, including extracts from official statements and from dispatches and letters by Duckworth, as well as statistics on the British and French fleets.
[Ref: 59066]   £950.00  
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Signals used by Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21.st 1805.
Signals used by Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21.st 1805.
[Drawn by Edward William Cooke.][Engraved by William John Cooke.]
London: A.H. Baily & C.o 83. Cornhill. [n.d. c.1840.]
Rare etching, sheet 165 x 265mm (6½ x 10½"). Two vertical folding creases as normal, nick and tear on edges, some surface dirt.
A chart showing the signals used by Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Distinguishing pendants were used to address a specific ship in the fleet.
[Ref: 59067]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Ever Memorable Battle Off Cape Trafalgar: 21 October 1805.
Ever Memorable Battle Off Cape Trafalgar: 21 October 1805.
[Published 12th December 1805 by Robert Laurie and James Whittle, No 53 Fleet Street, London.]
Hand coloured aquatint with engraving. Sheet 280 x 420mm (11 x 16½"). Trimmed to printed border on three sides, into image at top, laid on album paper with some of the original letterpress pasted on reverse, including half the publication line.
A scarce broadsheet plan of the Battle of Trafalgar, published less than two months after the event, showing the two columns of Royal Navy ships charging into the side of the French line. A sketch map illustrates the position of the battle against the coasts of Spain and Africa, markign Cadiz. Between the British columns is a vignette scene of Admiral Nelson collapsing on the quarterdeck of H.M.S. Victory, having been hit by a French musket ball.
[Ref: 59092]   £550.00  
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