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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Robert Dodd (1748-1815)

Cape Penas, 1801 1801 or later

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper | 32.9 x 43.5 cm (image) | RCIN 735102

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A view of the British sloop Sylph, commanded by Captain Charles Dashwood, in action against the French frigate Artémise at night on 28 September 1801. French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802).

  • Robert Dodd (1748-1815) (publisher) [bottom centre, below title:] Published by R. Dodd Charing Cross, London.

    Captain Charles Dashwood (active 1801) (dedicatee)

  • Watermark: J WHATMAN [date cropped, but 18??]

    Condition: no fold lines; brown staining. Verso: induced discolouration

  • 30.5 x 43.5 cm (neatline)

    32.9 x 43.5 cm (image)

    35.6 x 48.4 cm (platemark)

    38.6 x 51.7 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    The SYLPH SLOOP (a second time) engaging the French Frigate, Artimise, on the Night of Sept.r 28.th 1801, which notwithstanding the superior force of 44 Guns to 18, was obliged to bear / away & decline the action: This Plate is most respectfully inscribed to the British Commander, Charles Dashwood, Esq.r his Officers & Crew, By their obedient Servant, / Rob.t Dodd. [bottom, below view]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Naval Engagement 28 Sep. 1801.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 159 [altered in black pencil to:] 161; [bottom right, black pencil:] 7/6.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement The Sylph Sloop a second time engaging the French Frigate Artemise on the night of the 28.th of Sep.tr 1801; by R. Dodd.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Cabo Peñas, Asturias, Spain (43°38'51"N 05°50'51"W)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    H. Parker, Naval battles from the collection of prints formed and owned by Commander Sir Charles Leopold Cust,  With an introduction by C.N. Robinson, London, 1911, no.161

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