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This View of Her Majesty's Steam Frigate Cyclops,
This View of Her Majesty's Steam Frigate Cyclops, off Spithead under Admiralty Orders, Is with permission dedicated to Sir W.m Symonds, Surveyor of the Navy, by his obedient & humble Servants, Ackermann & Comp.y.
Knell, Pinxit. H. Papprill Sculp.t.
London: Published March 2nd 1840 by Ackermann & Comp.y 96, Strand.
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. 490 x 680mm (19¼ x 26¾"). Contemporary frame. A few spots, unexamined out of frame.
'Cyclops', a naval paddle steamer commanded by Horatio T. Austin, in choppy seas off Spithead, a ship's boat in the foreground transporting passengers. Sir Horatio Thomas Austin (1801-65) led the 1850 expedition in search of Sir John Franklin aboard H.M.S. Resolute. He and his crew published at least five editions of a handwritten newspaper, 'The Illustrated Arctic News'. In 1863 Austin became admiral superintendent at Malta Dockyard.
[Ref: 51750]   £850.00  
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The Wreck of the Lady Burges East India Ship
The Wreck of the Lady Burges East India Ship Cap.tn Richard Swinton, Amongst the Cape de Verd Islands April 21. 1806. This View is taken at day break previous to the ship going to pieces. _ and represents the point of time when the Ladies were saved with the Singular effect of the Sea foaming up against the consealed Rocks. _ 30 lives were lost out of 180.
F. Sartorius Pinx.t. Edw.d Orme Excud.t. H. Merke Aquaforte.
Published Nov.r 1 1806, by Edw.d Orme, Printseller to the King Engraver & Publisher, 59 Bond Street, corner of Brook Street, London. Where Merchants & Captains of Ships are supplied with British Engravings & Works of the fine Arts for Exportation on the most liberal Terms.
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand-finished. Framed, visible area 505 x 660mm (20 x 26"). Some surface wear, spot in sky. Unexamined out of frame.
A shipwreck, with women being lowered into longboats, a wall of spray filling the left side of the image. Lady Burges (Burgess) was an East Indiaman, launched 1799. She had completed only three voyages for the East India Company before she sailed from Portsmouth on 30th March 1806, bound for Madras. On April 20th she hit Leyton's Rock, south-west of Boa Vista, and fired guns to alert the rest of the convoy, which sent boats and rescued all but 34 of the crew and passengers. The ship broke up three hours after this scene.
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The Revolt of the Fleet.
The Revolt of the Fleet. The Parliament having invested the Earl of Warwick with the command of ye Fleet contrary to his Majesty's Pleasure... NB. Considering ye vast Improvement in Naval Building it was thought it would be most agreeable to represent ye Fleet as compos'd of Modern Ships, at top are several Hierogtyphick Figures.
S.N. [Sutton Nichols?] fc 1728.
Rare etching, fine early state. Sheet 390 x 445mm (15¼ x 17½"), 18th century watermark. Trimmed inside platemark. Repairs to left corner.
A fleet of British Navy warships is framed by columns and a tableau of allegorical and mythological figures above. The inscription below relates the events leading up to the revolt of British sea captains against Royal authority during the Civil War. The plate seems to be engraved by Sutton Nicholls (1680 - 1740; fl), the London topographical engraver, printseller and publisher. After Louis Chéron (1660 - 1725) and Thomas Baston (1699 - 1730; fl.).
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