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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Archibald Robertson (1765-1835)

Toulon, 1793

CONFLAGRATION AT TOULON, / EFFECTED BY / SIR SYDNEY SMITH, K.S. / Under Orders of the Right Honourable Lord Hood, Vice Admiral of the Red, / on the 18th December, 1793 published 1794

Letterpress text laid down on paper | 22.9 x 17.1 cm (sheet) | RCIN 735020.b

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A printed sheet with an explanation of the view (RCIN 735020.a), which shows the destruction by the British fleet of the French ships and arsenal at Toulon on 18 December 1793.

  • Archibald Robertson (1765-1835) (publisher) [bottom of letterpress text:] Published May 1st, 1794, by Archibald Robertson, Charles-Street, / St. James’s Square.

  • Watermark: W. S.

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 22.9 x 17.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    CONFLAGRATION AT TOULON, / EFFECTED BY / SIR SYDNEY SMITH, K.S. / Under Orders of the Right Honourable Lord Hood, Vice Admiral of the Red, / on the 18th December, 1793.

    Annotations:

    (Recto) none. (Verso) [centre, black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 18; [bottom right, black pencil:] 1793-27 [and] 29? [bottom right, black pencil, in Christian Bailey’s hand:] CMB Jan ’87 [i.e. 1987]; [top left, black pencil, cropped:] 18.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Toulon View of the Conflagration effected at Toulon on the night of the 18.th Dec.r 1793 under the direction of Sir Sidney Smith: by Arch.d Robertson 1794: with an Explanation.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (43°07'00"N 05°56'00"E)

  • 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.98.a

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