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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

John Brydon (active 1783-1806)

Battle of Camperdown, 1797

The Battle off CAMPERDOWN, fought on the / 11:th October 1797 published 27 Oct 1799

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper; laid down on paper, the paper backing brought round the eges of the recto | 47.2 x 69.9 cm (image) | RCIN 735058

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A view of the Battle of Camperdown, fought on 11 October 1797 between a British fleet under the command of Admiral Adam Duncan, and a Dutch fleet commanded by Vice-Admiral Jan de Winter, resulting in a British victory. French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802).

This naval battle was a major engagement resulting in what was considered to be the greatest ever victory for a British fleet against an equal opponent up to that date. Admiral Duncan was created 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown on 30 October 1797.

  • John Brydon (active 1783-1806) (publisher) [bottom centre, below edge of view:] London. Published Oct.r 27, 1799, by J. Brydon, Charing Cross.

    After Thomas Whitcombe (c.1752-c.1824) (artist) [bottom left, below view:] Painted by Tho.s Whitcombe.

    Thomas Hellyer (active 1797-1807) (engraver) [bottom right, below view:] Engraved by T. Hellyer.

    Adam Duncan, Viscount Duncan of Camperdown (1731-1804) (dedicatee)

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 43.3 x 69.9 cm (neatline)

    47.2 x 69.9 cm (image)

    50.3 x 75.5 cm (platemark)

    51.5 x 76.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    The Battle off CAMPERDOWN, fought on the / 11:th October 1797 [bottom, below view]

    Dedication:

    [bottom, below title:] This PLATE is respectfully dedicated to LORD VISCOUNT DUNCAN, the OFFICERS and SEAMEN, who so gloriously fought under his Command, by / JOHN BRYDON.

    Annotations:

    George III heading [black pencil:] Military Naval Engagement 11 Oct 1797 Port folio No 5.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, obscured by paper backing: the old heading; bottom left, black pencil:] 126.o; [top left, black pencil:] 32; [top right, black pencil:] 33; [centre, black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 32.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement The Battle off Camperdown fought on the 11.th of Oct.r 1797, by T. Whitcombe, engraved by Hellyer and published by Brydon, 1799.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Camperduin, North Holland, Netherlands (52°43'11"N 04°38'37"E)

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