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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Daniel Orme (1766-1837)

Cape St Vincent, 1797

DESCRIPTION / OF THE / HISTORICAL PICTURE / OF / LORD ST. VINCENT'S VICTORY / OVER THE SPANISH FLEET, / OFF CAPE ST. VINCENT, ON THE 14th OF FEBRUARY, 1797; / IN WHICH IS COMMEMORATED / That unprecedented Instance of the... 1800

Etching and engraving with letterpress text printed on same sheet of paper, pasted to the left edge of RCIN 735051.a | 25.7 x 40.4 cm (image) | RCIN 735051.b

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A printed key to the view of Commodore Nelson receiving the surrender of the San José after the Battle of Cape St Vincent, 14 February 1797 (see RCIN 735051.a).

  • Daniel Orme (1766-1837) (publisher) [bottom centre:] Pub. at the British Naval & Military Gallery, Holles Street.

  • Watermark: Cropped: 1796

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 25.7 x 40.4 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    26.3 x 42.7 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    DESCRIPTION / OF THE / HISTORICAL PICTURE / OF / LORD ST. VINCENT'S VICTORY / OVER THE SPANISH FLEET, / OFF CAPE ST. VINCENT, ON THE 14th OF FEBRUARY, 1797; / IN WHICH IS COMMEMORATED / That unprecedented Instance of the Success and gallant Conduct of ADMIRAL SIR H. NELSON, K.B. / Under the Patronage of the Sovereign. [letterpress text to right]

    Printed title:

    Key to M.r Orme's Print & Picture of ADM.L NELSON'S Boarding the Spanish Ships in / L.D S.T VINCENT'S VICTORY.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Military Naval Engagement 14 Feb 1797 Port folio No 5.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, the old heading; bottom left, black pencil, obscured by paper backing: the old heading; top left, black pencil:] 12; [top right, black pencil:] 11; [centre, black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 12.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement Admiral Nelson boarding the two Spanish Ships and receiving the Spanish Admiral's Sword on board the San Josef, on the 14.th of Feb.y 1797: by D. Orme, 1800: with an Index Plate and a Description.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Cabo de São Vicente, Portugal (37°01'21"N 08°59'25"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.122.d

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