Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings
1816 Whitcombe; Sutherland - Maritime: Lord Hotham’s Action Revolutionary Wars - Ships, Sea Battle
Antique aquatint by Thomas Whitcombe
Plate identified at bottom left as painted by T. Whitcombe and bottom right T. Sutherland (sculpt) who produced the aquatint engravings.
From the fine first edition with original hand colour.
Capture of La Minerve off Toulon, June 24th 1795
Published by J.Jenkins in 1816 on fine weight wove paper for "The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817"
The approx engraved image area of the plates are 7" x 10.25" (175mm x 260mm). Engraved plate mark area is approx 8.5 x 11.75 (215mm x 300mm). The folio sheet size is approx 11.5" x 14" (290mm x 355mm).
Admiral Hotham, having received information that a fleet of French ships was headed for Corsica lost no time in pursuing them with a fleet of 24.