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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Robert Dodd (1748-1815)

Porto Cavallo, 1799

To CAPTAIN SIR EDWARD HAMILTON Kt This View of his Intrepid Conduct in leading his Men to board the HERMIONE in the Harbour of PORTO CAVALLO, / although defended by several Forts mounting 200 Pieces of Cannon, is most... published 1 Sept 1800

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper; laid down on paper, the paper backing brought round the edges of the recto | 48.6 x 64.0 cm (image) | RCIN 735081

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A view of the taking of the Spanish frigate Hermione from the Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, 25 October 1799. French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802): Anglo-Spanish Wars (1796-1802).

Hermione was a British ship which had been captured by the Spaniards and was now re-taken by the British. The companion to this print is at RCIN 735082.

  • Robert Dodd (1748-1815) (artist and publisher) [bottom left, below edge of view:] Painted by R. Dodd; [bottom centre, below title:] London Published by R. Dodd N.o 41 Charing Cross Six Doors from the Admiralty. Septr 1 1800.

    Sir Edward Hamilton (1772-1851) (dedicatee)

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: one fold line

  • 44.9 x 64.0 cm (neatline)

    48.6 x 64.0 cm (image)

    51.7 x 68.9 cm (platemark)

    53.1 x 70.3 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    To CAPTAIN SIR EDWARD HAMILTON Kt This View of his Intrepid Conduct in leading his Men to board the HERMIONE in the Harbour of PORTO CAVALLO, / although defended by several Forts mounting 200 Pieces of Cannon, is most respectfully Inscribed by his Obedient humble Servant / Rob,,t Dodd. [bottom centre, below view]

    Annotations:

    George III heading [black pencil:] Military Naval Engagement in Porto Cavallo 25 Oct 1799 Port folio No 5.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, obscured by paper backing: the George III heading; bottom left, black pencil:] 148.a (i); [top right, black pencil:] 54; [bottom right, black pencil:] 51; [left of centre, black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 51.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement Captain Sir Edward Hamilton and his men boarding the Hermione in the Harbour of Porto Cavallo, 25.th Oct.r 1799: by R. Dodd, 1800.

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

  • Subject(s)

    ?Pasacaballos, Cienfuegos, Cuba (22°03'48''N 80°27'30''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.148. One of a pair of prints by Dodd which may be the pair referred to at Parker 148.a; however, Parker states that no engraver, publisher, or date are given; it is possible that these details may have been trimmed from the examples described by him.

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