Item #05570 Naval Victories of Great Britain, from the Commencement of the War in the Year 1803 to 1816;. W. LEWIS, publisher.
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Naval Victories of Great Britain, from the Commencement of the War in the Year 1803 to 1816;

London: Printed by W. Lewis, 1820. Item #05570

The Naval Victories of Great Britain
Scarce Large-Paper Issue with Forty-Two Hand Colored Aquatint Plates

LEWIS, W., publisher. Naval Victories of Great Britain, from the Commencement of the War in the Year 1803 to 1816; Being a series of coloured views of naval engagements, from drawings by officers in the actions represented. London: Printed by W. Lewis, [1820].

Folio (14 x 10 1/4 inches; 356 x 260 mm.). Letterpress title and forty-two hand colored aquatint plates by Sutherland, Bailey, Lewis and others, all mounted on gray paper with pen-line borders. Manuscript list of plates loosely inserted.

Contemporary half dark olive scored calf over brown pebble-grain cloth boards, ruled in gilt. Smooth spine elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt, brown endpapers, all edges gilt. Joints expertly repaired.

A series of aquatints depicting British naval engagements during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812, including such celebrated encounters as the Battles of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805 and single ship actions such as that between USS Chesapeake and HMS Shannon on 1 June 1813. The aquatint plates are similar in style and compositions to those used to illustrate James Ralfe's Naval Chronology of Great Britain (1818) and James Jenkins' Naval Achievements of Great Britain (1817), though possibly more scarce. This example is close in size to copies of the Naval and the Martial achievements that we have in our inventory.

This issue appears to be untraced. The plates are arranged chronologically, and would appear to be collected from Ralfe's Naval Chronology (1820) and issued without the text, under the above title.

OCLC locates just two examples (both with forty-two plates) in libraries and institutions worldwide: Yale University Library (CT/USA) and The Alexander Turnbull library (New Zealand).

Bobins IV, 1283; Abbey, Life 342; Prideux, 348; Tooley, 392; (the last three referring to Ralfe's Naval Chronology of Great Britain).

The Plates:

1. Frontispiece. Trafalgar - Statue & Columns [Untitled]
2. Defeat of Adml. Linois by Commodore Dance, Feby.15th 1804.
3. Defence of the Centurion in Vizagapatam Road, Septr. 18th 1804.
4. Sir Graham Moore’s Action, Octr. 5th 1804.
5. Sir Graham Moore’s Action off Cape St. Mary, Octr. 5th 1804.
6. Sir Robert Calder’s Action, July 22nd 1805.
7. Situation of the hostile Squadrons on the Morning of the 23rd July, 1805.
8. Capture of La Didon, Augt. 10th 1805.
9. Situation of the Temeraire at half past 3 p.m. October 21st, 1805.
10. Sir Richd. Strachan’s Action, Novr. 5th 1805.
11. Capture of La Gueriere – July 19th 1806.
12. Capture of the Maria Riggersbergen, Octr. 18th 1806.
13. The squadron under the command of Sir J.T. Duckworth forcing the narrow channel of the Dardanelles. February 19th 1807.
14. Destruction of the Turkish Fleet, Feby. 19th 1807.
15. Capture of La Thetis, Novr. 10th 1808.
16. The Theseus, Captn. J. Beresford, leading the British squadron of 4 sail of the line, near the Isle of Grouais, in the face of the Brest fleet of 8 sail of the line, obliging them to haul their wind & preventing their joining the l’Orient squadron then laying ready to put to sea, Feby. 24th 1809.
17. The Prometheus & Melpomene, standing into the Gulph of Riga, to meet the boats of the British Squadron, and prizes cut out during the night. August, 1809.
18. Capture of La Furieuse, Augt. 6th 1809.
19. Capture of La Furieuse, Augt. 6th 1809.
20. Capture of Le Sparviere, May 3rd 1810.
21. The Spartan, Captn. J Brenton, engaging a French squadron in the Bay of Naples, May 3rd, 1810.
22. Capture of the Island of Banda, Augt. 9th 1810.
23. Sir W. Hoste’s Action off Lissa, March 13th 1811.
24. The Imperieuse & Shames attacking a Castle and Gun boats, Novr. 2nd 1811.
25. Capture of the Pomone. Novr. 29th 1811.
26. The Leviathan, Imperieuse, Curacoa, and Eclair attacking two towns on the coast of Genoa, June 27th 1812.
27. The Imperieuse & Cephalus engaging an enemy’s squadron in sight of the town of Naples. Augst. 17th 1812.
28. Capture of the Argus, August 14th 1813.
29. Destruction of the Flibustier, Octr. 13th 1813.
30. The squadron under the command of Rear Adml. Stopford engaging three French frigates.
31. The Squadrons Becalmed.
32. The Northumberland, Captn. Hotham engaging two French frigates.
33. Capture of Curacoa.
34. The squadron under the command of Sir J. Brisbane attacking Fort Maurigio.
35. Surrender of Tamatave.
36. Destruction of the French frigates l’Arianne & l’Andromache.
37. The Rinaldo, Captn. J Anderson engaging four privateers.
38. Battle of Trafalgar.
39. Bombardment of Algiers.
40. The action renewed by night.
41. Capture of the Pomona.
42. Trafalgar Column - To Commemorate the Exploits of the British Navy [Untitled].

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