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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Robert Dodd (1748-1815)

Cape St Vincent, 1797

View 2,d of the Victory obtained by the BRITISH FLEET, Commanded by ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JERVIS, KB: over the grand FLEET OF SPAIN off Cape S.t Vincent, on the 14.th of FEBRUARY 1797 / most respectfully Inscribed to the... published 21 Jun 1797

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper, laid down on paper, the paper backing brought round the edges of the recto | 47.4 x 69.4 cm (image) | RCIN 735049.b

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A view of the British fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir John Jervis (1735-1823), and including the Captain (Commodore Horatio Nelson) pursuing and defeating the larger Spanish fleet, commanded by Don José de Cordova off Cape St Vincent on 14 February 1797. Anglo-Spanish War (1796-1808)

In the aftermath of the battle, Jervis was made Baron Jervis of Meaford and Earl St Vincent, and Nelson was knighted as a member of the Order of the Bath.

  • Robert Dodd (1748-1815) (artist, engraver and publisher) [bottom right, below edge of view:] Painted and Engraved by R. Dodd; [bottom centre, below title and text:] London, Published by R. Dodd N.o 22 Lisson Green - 21.st June 1797.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 43.5 x 69.4 cm (neatline)

    47.4 x 69.4 cm (image)

    49.9 x 74.9 cm (platemark)

    51.0 x 75.7 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    View 2,d of the Victory obtained by the BRITISH FLEET, Commanded by ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JERVIS, KB: over the grand FLEET OF SPAIN off Cape S.t Vincent, on the 14.th of FEBRUARY 1797 / most respectfully Inscribed to the Commander in Chief, the Admirals and the several Captains of the Fleet By their Obedient humble Servant. / Rob.t Dodd. [bottom centre, below view]

    Additional text:

    [bottom centre, below title:] The time here represented is between four and five o Clock in the Evening a little before the Fireing had ceased, shewing the Victory ranging up astern of the Salvador del Mundo, the Captain of 74 Guns, boarding at one time two Spanish Ships the St Joseph of 112 Guns and the S.t Nicholas of 84 Guns hauling down their Colours and taking possession of them on the other hand a Number of fresh Spanish Ships are coming to the Assistance of their Admiral in the Santissima Trinidad which escaped.

    Annotations:

    George III heading [black pencil:] Military Naval Engagement 14 Feb 1797 Port folio No 5.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [the ‘f’ in the K.Mil number is crossed out in black pencil and ‘b’ is substituted, the alteration is annotated: CMB (i.e. Christian Bailey) Jan ’87 (i.e. 1987); bottom left, black pencil, obscured by paper backing: the old heading; bottom left, black pencil:] 122.n; [top left, black pencil:] 17; [top right, black pencil:] 14; [centre, black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 17.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement Two Views of the Victory obtained by the British Fleet commanded by Admiral Sir John Jervis, over the Grand Fleet of Spain off Cape S.t Vincent, on the 14.th of February 1797: by R. Dodd, 1797.

  • 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)

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