Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
  Lot 87
 
Lot 87 - THE BATTLE OF CAMPERDOWN<br/>Admiral Duncan's...

87

THE BATTLE OF CAMPERDOWN<br/>Admiral Duncan's...

THE BATTLE OF CAMPERDOWN
Admiral Duncan's Official Account of the Victory over the Dutch Fleet under Admiral de Winter off Texel: The Venerable soon got through the enemy's line, and I began a close action, with my division on their van, which lasted nearly two hours and a half, when I observed the masts of the Dutch Admiral's go by the board; she was, however, defended for some time in the most gallant manner; but being pressed by numbers, her colours were struck, and Admiral de Winter was soon brought aboard the Venerable... with lists of killed and wounded, battle order, ships taken, etc. (back page, col 1-2, 55cm. of column space); also in separate articles: medallions similar to those presented after the Glorious 1st of June to be presented; a slightly wounded woman manning one of the guns positively refused to quit her quarters until forced below for attention; Dutch accused of using stink pots, a horrid system of warfare long abandoned; Nelson presided at a meeting of Naval Officers at the Shakespeare Tavern (pages 1 & 2, 28 cm. of column space), all in a complete and original issue of THE OBSERVER, dated 22nd October, 1797.

Estimated at £250 - £350


Condition Report
Fine condition

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THE BATTLE OF CAMPERDOWN
Admiral Duncan's Official Account of the Victory over the Dutch Fleet under Admiral de Winter off Texel: The Venerable soon got through the enemy's line, and I began a close action, with my division on their van, which lasted nearly two hours and a half, when I observed the masts of the Dutch Admiral's go by the board; she was, however, defended for some time in the most gallant manner; but being pressed by numbers, her colours were struck, and Admiral de Winter was soon brought aboard the Venerable... with lists of killed and wounded, battle order, ships taken, etc. (back page, col 1-2, 55cm. of column space); also in separate articles: medallions similar to those presented after the Glorious 1st of June to be presented; a slightly wounded woman manning one of the guns positively refused to quit her quarters until forced below for attention; Dutch accused of using stink pots, a horrid system of warfare long abandoned; Nelson presided at a meeting of Naval Officers at the Shakespeare Tavern (pages 1 & 2, 28 cm. of column space), all in a complete and original issue of THE OBSERVER, dated 22nd October, 1797.