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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

William Faden (1749-1836)

Grenada, 1795

The Situation of His Majesty’s Ship the Mermaid on the 10,th of Oct,r 1795, at Requin on the Windward Coast of Grenada, run aground in Chase of the French Corvette Brutus, (afterwards named the Warre, by the Legislature of Grenada... published 12 Feb 1798

Aquatint with etching and engraving; some roulette work; printed on paper; laid down on paper, the paper backing brought round the edges of the recto | 42.0 x 65.4 cm (image) | RCIN 735038

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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.113.a

  • William Faden (1749-1836) (publisher) [bottom centre, to each side of the coat of arms:] Printed & Published as the Act directs by W.m Faden Geographer to His Majesty Feb.y 12; 1798.

    After Nicholas Pocock (1740-1821) (artist) [bottom left, below edge of view:] Painted by N. Pocock.

    Robert Pollard (c. 1755/6-1839) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of view:] Engraved by R. Pollard.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: one fold line; paper backing brought round edges of recto

  • 38.7 x 65.4 cm (neatline)

    42.0 x 65.4 cm (image)

    43.4 x 67.7 cm (platemark)

    44.4 x 68.9 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    The Situation of His Majesty’s Ship the Mermaid on the 10,th of Oct,r 1795, at Requin on the Windward Coast of Grenada, run aground in Chase of the French Corvette Brutus, (afterwards named the Warre, by the Legislature of Grenada) in endeavouring to prevent the landing / of Troops and Ammunition to the Aid of a most brutal & ferocious Enemy. [bottom, below view, to each side of the coat of arms of Henry Warre]

    Dedication:

    [bottom, below title, to each side of the coat of arms, and following on from the second line of the title:] To the President, Council and Inhabitants composing the Colony of Grenada, this small token of Gratitude is very respectfully dedicated by Their most faithful Servant / Henry Warre.

    Annotations:

    George III heading [black pencil:] Military Naval Engagement at Reguin 10 Oct 1795 Port folio No 5.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [the date in the title is underlined in black pencil.] (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 113.a; [top right, black pencil, obscured by paper backing: the old heading; top right, black pencil:] 10; [bottom right, black pencil:] 1795-10; [centre, black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 8.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement The situation of H.M. Ship the Mermaid, on the 10.th of Oct.r 1795 at Requin on the Windward Coast of Granada, run aground in chace of the French Corvette Brutus: by N. Pocock, engraved by Pollard, 1798.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Grenada, Windward Isles (12°07'00"N 61°40'00"W)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    no.113.a (Cust [Parker] : Parker, H., 1911. Naval battles from the collection of prints formed and owned by Commander Sir Charles Leopold Cust. 2 vols, London)

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