Auction 103, Lot 568

"Capture of La Minerve, June 24th 1795", Jenkins, James

Subject: Ships

Period: 1816 (dated)

Publication: The Naval Achievements of Great Britain, 1793 to 1817

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 6.75 inches
26.7 x 17.1 cm

Rare and exquisite, hand colored aquatint of a sea battle between French and British naval forces. This engraving, drawn by Thomas Whitcombe and engraved by T. Sutherland, was among the fifty-five aquatints prepared for this superb publication. The Naval Achievements forms the finest contemporary pictorial record of Britain's naval prowess and is undoubtedly one of the finest naval books ever published.


Condition: A

Minor printer's crease in blank right margin and a bit of very faint spotting, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/11/2003