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G Wallberg (active 1789)

Naval engagement near Korkiansary, 1789

Affairen vid Korkiansary den 15 Augustÿ 1789 c.1789

Etching; printed on paper | 22.2 x 31.5 cm (image) | RCIN 734109

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A view of a naval skirmish between twenty-three Swedish vessels under the command of Major Hjelmstjerna and the Russian ships under the command of Count Litte. Russo-Swedish War (1788-90). The skirmish took place in the Gulf of Finland near Friedrichshamn, or Fredrikshamn, (present-day Hamina, Finland 60°34'11"N 27°11'52"E), then in Sweden.

  • G Wallberg (active 1789) (draughtsman and engraver) [bottom left, below edge of view:] Ritat och Graverat af G. Wallberg

  • Watermark: Unclear: fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a device below

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration

  • 18.2 x 30.7 cm (neatline)

    22.2 x 31.5 cm (image)

    24.7 x 34.2 cm (platemark)

    29.3 x 39.4 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Affairen vid Korkiansary den 15 Augustÿ 1789. [bottom, below view]

    Additional text:

    [bottom, below view, in Swedish, an account of the action and three keys: A-H to the Swedish ships; a-f to the Russian ships, and 1-7 to the geographical features.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Naval Engagement off the Island of Korkiansary 15 Aug. 1789.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom, in margin, in late eighteenth-early nineteenth-century hand, black pencil:] Korkiansary – a small Island on the N. Coast of the Gulf of Finland near Friedrichshamn. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement A View of the Naval Engagement between the Russian and Swedish Fleets off the Island of Korkiansary near Friedrichshamn in the Gulf of Finland, on the 15.th of August 1789: by G. Wallberg;

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

  • Subject(s)

    Korkeussaaret or Korkiasaari, Southern Finland Islands (60°28'59"N 27°04'59"E)

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