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George Andrews (active 1794-1813)

Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

Situation of His Majesty's Ship BELLISLE, W.m Hargood Esq.r Captain, with the NAIAD Frigate, Captain Geoe Dundas, taking her in Tow at the close of the Action off Trafalgar October 1805 published 1 Feb 1807

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper | 25.6 x 35.9 cm (image) | RCIN 735123

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A view of HMS Naiad taking HMS Belleisle in tow during the final stages of the naval Battle of Trafalgar, fought on 21 October 1805 between the British and the French, resulting in a British victory. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15).

Not described in Parker. The lettering of the title is faintly engraved, suggesting the possibility that this example may be a proof impression.

  • George Andrews (active 1794-1813) (publisher) [bottom centre, below title:] Published Aug.t 12. 1806, by G. Andrews, No 7, Charing Cross.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • 23.7 x 35.9 cm (neatline)

    25.6 x 35.9 cm (image)

    27.3 x 38.4 cm (platemark)

    34.5 x 45.1 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Situation of His Majesty's Ship BELLISLE, W.m Hargood Esq.r Captain, with the NAIAD Frigate, Captain Geoe Dundas, taking her in Tow at the close of the Action off Trafalgar October 1805. [bottom, below view]


    George III heading: Naval Engagement of Trafalgar 21 Oct. 1805.

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

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement Situation of H.M. Ship Belleisle, Captain W.m Hargood, with the Naiad, Captain G. Dundas, taking her in tow at the close of the Action off Trafalgar, of Oct.r 1805: published by G. Andrews, 1806. [The same entry occurs under the heading Trafalgar.]

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

  • Subject(s)

    Cabo Trafalgar, Andalusia, Spain (36°10'51"N 06°02'01"W)

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