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French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802)

Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III during the decade of war


Toulon, 1793 (Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) 43°07'00"N 05°56'00"E

published 1794

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

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.

Condition: no fold lines.
  • Archibald Robertson (1765-1835) (publisher) [bottom of letterpress text:] Published May 1st, 1794, by Archibald Robertson, Charles-Street, / St. James’s Square.


    Royal Navy
  • 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.


    (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 Dec.r 1793 under the direction of Sir Sidney Smith: by Arch.d Robertson 1794: with an Explanation.

  • 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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  • 25 May 2024