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Capture of the Two Top Sail Slave Schooner, Bolodora, By H. M. Schooner Pickle,
Capture of the Two Top Sail Slave Schooner, Bolodora, By H. M. Schooner Pickle, Lieu.t I.B.B. M.cHardy, on the 6th of June 1829 after a Chase of Fourteen Hours and an Action of One Hour and Twenty Minutes within Pistol shot.
Painted by W.J. Huggins, Marine Painter to His Majesty and Published by him June 10th 1831, at 105, Leadenhall St London. Engraved by E. Duncan.
Fine coloured aquatint. Sheet 405 x 530mm (16 x 21"). Trimmed within plate, repairs to tears on platemark and title, laid on archival paper.
A very rare and attractive night scene. While cruising off the north-west coast of Cuba, HM Schooner ‘Pickle’ spotted a strange sail and closed in after nightfall. After an action of 80 minutes the slaver 'Voladora' surrendered. Of the Spanish crew of 60 10 had been killed; ‘Pickle’, with a crew of half the size, had one was killed outright but three dying later. Pickle then took the captured boat into Havana. The captain John Lapenotiere brought news of Battle of Trafalgar, the death of Nelson and the great victory. 'Voladora' can mean 'flying fish' or refer to a witch who could turn herself into a bird in the mythology of Chiloe (an island on the Chilean coast), either appropriate for a fast and elusive vessel.
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H.M.S. Warspite, 50 Guns, in a Gale of Wind.
H.M.S. Warspite, 50 Guns, in a Gale of Wind. To the Right Hon.ble Lord John Hay, this print is respectfully dedicated by his Lordship's very obedient humble servant N.M. Condy.
N.M. Condy del. T.G. Dutton lith. Day & Haghe Lithr.s to the Queen.
London: Ackermann & Co Strand, George Foster, 114 Fenchurch St. _ Plymouth, Edmund Fry.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 380 x 560mm (15 x 22"). Repaired tears in edges of wide margins.
'Warspite' was built launched in 1807 as a 74-gun two-decker. In 1840 her second remodelling reduced her to a one-deck, 50-gun frigate, as shown here, for service on the home station. Lord John Hay commanded her between 1841 and 1845, visiting New York in 1842 to take Lord Ashburton to negotiate the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. She was then used for anti-piracy patrols in the Mediterranean until finally decommissioned in 1846.
[Ref: 52871]   £420.00  
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[A yacht race off the Isle of Wight.]
[A yacht race off the Isle of Wight.]
[n.d., c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed border 430 x 470mm (17 x 18½"). Edges chipped
A fine yachting image with the cliffs of the Isle of Wight bottom right.
[Ref: 52896]   £1,200.00  
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