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[The Capture of Bellisle, 1761.]
[The Capture of Bellisle, 1761.] To the Hon.ble Augustus Keppel [...] this plate being an exact Representation of the First Attack, made by the British Fleet under his Command, 8 April 1761 [...] [&] [...] This Plate being an exact Representation of the Second Attack, made at Fort Arsic on Bellisle . 22nd April 1761 [...] [&] [...] This Plate representing St Foy near Locmaria-Point, on Bellisle, the Place intended for a feint 22 April 1761 [...]
Serres Pinx. Canot Sculp.
Drawn on ye spot, Design'd, & Published as the Act directs by R. Short, May 1st 1763. [& Sept 12th].
Three (of seven) engravings, rare as a set. 370 x 520mm (13¾ x 20½) with very large margins. Small repairs and creases.
Three engravings celebrating the capture of the French island of Belle Île (off the Brittany coast) in 1761, during the Seven Years' War. As the Royal Navy began to dominate the seas Britain started to pick off France's colonies, including Canada, before lauching this attack on a part of France itself. Initially repelled, the attack was continued with reinforcements and the island was eventually captured. Unable to counter-attack, the French told the British they could keep it if they wanted, but they found that a British base so close to the French mainland was a real problem so, in the Treaty of Paris that ended the war, Belle Île was swapped for Minorca, which France had captured earlier in the war.
Parker 69.
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The Harriet Schooner R.Y.C.
The Harriet Schooner R.Y.C. John Beardmore
F.W. Staines del.t. Day & Haghe to the Queen.
[n.d., c.1840.]
A rare tinted lithograph. Sheet 380 x 560mm (15 x 22") with wide margins. Slight spotting.
The Harriet Schooner, launched 1836, shown in the Solent, with the Isle of Wight and the Needles on the left and Hurst Castle on the right.
[Ref: 52774]   £490.00  
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His Majesty's Sloop of War Wolverine of 12 guns & 63 Men,
His Majesty's Sloop of War Wolverine of 12 guns & 63 Men, Attacking and defeating two French Luggers, one of 14 the other of 16 Guns amd 140 Men each, off the Coast of Bolougne, on the 3.d January 1799. Her Commander Lewis Morlock after killing several of the enemy with his own hands, received a mortal Wound from the last shot fired, in consequence of which he died the week after.
W. Anderson Delin. F. Warburton Aquatinta.
Published Sept.r 12. 1799 by W. Anderson, No 46 Bell Street Paddington.
Very rare aquatint. Sheet 330 x 420mm (13 x 16½"). Trimmed within plate. Two repaired tears.
HMS Wolverine was a collier that was converted into a warship, with an experimental system in which her guns could be pivoted to be fired from either side. In this action she engaged the French luggers Furet and Rusé, the crews of which attempted to board Wolverine, as depicted here, but were beaten back. The French then threw incendiary devices though Wolverine's stern cabin windows and escaped while the British were extinguishing the fire. Commander Morlock was mortally wounded, but lasted until the ship returned to Portsmouth; every captain in the port attended his funeral two days later.
[Ref: 52704]   £550.00  
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De beroemde Onderneming op de Rivieren van London en Rochester
De beroemde Onderneming op de Rivieren van London en Rochester gedaan den 21, 22 en 23 Junij des Jaars 1667, onder het Opperbevel van den Edel Mogenden Heer Cornelis De Witt, Ruwaard van Putten, Regerend Burgemeester der Stad Dordrecht [...]
Getekend door D.k Langendyk, 1782. in't Koper gesneden door M. D. Sallieth, Rotterdam.
Uit gegeven by D.k Langendyk, M. de Sallieth en Dirk de Jong, te Rotterdam. [1782.]
Line engraving. Sheet 485 x 600mm (19 x 23½"). Trimmed within plate, some creasing, laid on album paper. Messy.
The Dutch surprise raid on Royal Navy ships anchored in the river Medway in June 1667, showing hand-to-hand fighting in small boats in the foreground and the elaborate stern of the British flagship 'Royal Charles' (subsequently towed away by the Dutch) upper left. The Dutch admiral Michiel de Ruyter is shown standing, sword in hand, in the foreground. When the Dutch withdrew they took the 'Royal Charles' and 'Unity' as prizes which, along with heavy losses of large ships, left England unable to continue the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-7). Engraved by the Prague-born engraver Mattheus de Sallieth (1749-91).
Parker: 21.a
[Ref: 52827]   £450.00  
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The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Ships.
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Ships.
T.G. Dutton, Del. et Lith. Day & Son, to the Queen.
London. Published by T.G. Dutton, 17, Gate St, Lincoln's Inn Fields. [n.d., c.1847.]
Rare tinted lithograph, finished with hand colour. Sheet 360 x 500mm (14¼ x 19¾"). Slight mount burn.
Two of P&O's iron paddle steamers, 'Ripon' (1846) and 'Indus' (1847), built at Money Wigram's Blackwall Yard and operating the Southampton - Alexandria service. At Alexandria the passengers for India disembarked, travelled up the Nile to Cairo, then travelled overland to Port Suez. The Alexandria to Suez railway opened in 1858 and the Suez Canal in 1869. After an illustrious career, bringing to England the Prime Minister of Nepal, the first hippopotomus since Roman times and Giuseppe Garibaldi, the 'Ripon' was scuttled off Trinidad in 1880. The Indus was converted to a sailing ship in 1863 and became a coal supply ship.
[Ref: 52813]   £590.00  
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Southampton Water, Pier and Quay.
Southampton Water, Pier and Quay. The "Oriental" standing off the Quay_the "Tagus" lying along-side the Pier, and the "Pluto" East India Steamer to the extreme right. Viewed from the Top of the Custom House on Regatta-Day. Proof. To James Weld Esq.r Commodore_Robert Wright Esq.r Vice-Commodore_and the Members of the Southampton Royal Yacht Club, by permission, is respectfully Dedicated by Their obliged and most obedient Servant the Publisher.
Drawn by W. Carpenter. Lith.d by G. Childs.
Published by W. Carpenter, Repository of Art, 60, High Street, Southampton. [n.d. c.1840.]
Fine & rare coloured lithograph. 252 x 305mm (10 x 12"). Small repaired hole.
A view of Southampton Water Pier and Quay on Regatta Day. The pier is filled with onlookers whilst boats and ships of every kind occupy the water; the larger vessels also filled with spectators. Amongst the vessels named in the title, it also shows 'Ruby' and 'Gadabout'. The left-bottom corner shows a gas column erected in 1829 to the Town Quay. It carried a light as a navigation for shipping. The Royal Pier was opened in 1833. It also bears the Coat of Arms of Queen Victoria - from 20 June 1837.
In the National Maritime Museum: PAH0222.
[Ref: 52440]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Majesty's Steam Vessell, Terrible
Her Majesty's Steam Vessell, Terrible (the Largest War Steamer in the World).
J.T. Wood. Holywell str.
[n.d., c.1845.]
Porcelain card. Sheet 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6").
HMS Terrible was a steam-powered wooden paddle wheel frigate, designed by Oliver Lang and launched in 1845. After active service in the Crimean War she helped the SS Great Eastern to lay the first successful Atlantic cable in 1866. She was broken up in 1879.
[Ref: 52652]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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