Capture of The Badere Zaffer c1808
Capture of The Badere Zaffer, Jul 6th 1808. Painted by T. Whitcombe. Engraved by T. Sutherland. Publish'd Dec 1st 1816 at 48 Strand for J. Jenkin's Naval Achievements. Included with the print is the original folio text pages account of the action as first published with the aquatint.
Original aquatint engraving on medium weight wove paper with wide margins. Good overall condition with exceptional original colour. The plate has the date of publication and the name of the publisher beneath the engraved title. The approx engraved image area of the plate is 7" x 10.25" (175mm x 260mm). Engraved plate mark area is approx 8.5 x 11.75 (215mm x 300mm). The folio sheet size is approx 11.5" x 14" (290mm x 355mm).
Short extract from the folio text pages included: CAPTURE OF THE BADERE ZAFFER, JULY 6, 1808. IN consequence of the Turkish government having, through the influence of France, infringed the treaty of triple alliance entered into by Great Britain, Russia, and Turkey, an embassy was sent from England under Sir Arthur Paget, escorted by a squadron of ships under the command of Lord Collingwood, to endeavour to restore peace; but before Sir Arthur could reach the Dardanelles, the Emperor of Russia had made terms with Buonaparte, and had renounced the alliance with England. After an unsuccessful effort to obtain the desired object, Sir Arthur Paget returned to England, and Lord Collingwood resumed his station in the Mediterranean, leaving Captain J. Stewart, of the Seahorse frigate, in the Archipelago, with the usual orders to act against the ships and vessels of an enemy. . .
James Jenkins The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817." As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years it has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints. It is the quality of accuracy which makes Jenkins so valuable" Roger Quarm curator of pictures at the National Maritime Museum 1998.
A genuine antique print over 200 years old.