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Views of naval engagements and maps of battles

George Andrews (active 1794-1813)

Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

His Majesty's Ship BELLISLE, W.m Hargood Esq.r Captain, in Tow of the NAIAD Frigate Captain Geo.e Dundas, near Gibraltar in the Morning October 1805. / having nearly escaped shipwreck on Tariffa Point the... published 12 Aug 1806

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper | 25.6 x 35.9 cm (image) | RCIN 735125

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A view of HMS Naiad towing HMS Belleisle off Gibraltar following the Battle of Trafalgar, fought on 21 October 1805 between the British and the French, resulting in a British victory. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15).

The view shows the dismasted Belleisle being towed by the Naiad against the background of the Rock of Gibraltar. Between the two ships, a tower on the hillside in the background flies the Spanish flag, while, to the right, on the slopes of the Rock of Gibraltar, flies the English flag. The half submerged masts of sunken ships can be seen near the shoreline.

Not described in Parker. The lettering of the title is faintly engraved, compared with the lettering of the imprint.

  • George Andrews (active 1794-1813) (publisher) [bottom centre, below title:] Published Aug.t 12. 1806, by G. Andrews, N.o 7, Charing Cross.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines; creased. Verso: induced discolouration and surface dirt

  • 23.4 x 35.9 cm (neatline)

    25.6 x 35.9 cm (image)

    27.0 x 38.3 cm (platemark)

    34.7 x 45.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    His Majesty's Ship BELLISLE, W.m Hargood Esq.r Captain, in Tow of the NAIAD Frigate Captain Geo.e Dundas, near Gibraltar in the Morning October 1805. / having nearly escaped shipwreck on Tariffa Point the preceding Night. [bottom centre, below view]


    George III heading: Naval Engagement, 24 Oct. 1805.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 175.c.c.(ii); [bottom right, black pencil, eighteenth/nineteenth-century hand?]: 7/6.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement H.M. Ship Belleisle, Captain W.m Hargood, in tow of the Naiad Frigate, Captain G. Dundas, near Gibraltar on the morning of the Oct.r 1805: published by G. Andrews, 1806.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory (36°08'00"N 05°21'00"W)

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