Corbett (J.S.) Editor.
Title NRS Vol 34. Special Publication - A Note on the Drawings in the Possession of the Earl of Dartmouth Illustrating the Battle of Sole Bay May 28, 1672 and the Battle of the Texel August 11, 1673.
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separate pamphlet, 45pp, text diags, original pink wrappers as issued.ūtogether with 10 large folding plates in full colour, views of the battlesūmounted on linen, in good state (heavy set).ū(1) 36cm x 314cm.ū(2) 36cm x 152cm.ū(3) 36cm x 151cm.ū(4) 36cm x 147cm.ū(5) 36cm x 99cm.ū(6) 36cm x 145cm.ū(7) 36cm x 119cm.ū(8) 36cm x 111cm.ū(9) 36cm x 94cm.ū(10) 36 cm x 68cm. Introduction: Of the origin of these drawings, which Lord Dartmouth has soūgenerously placed at the disposal of the Society for reproduction, nothingūis known definitely. Certain facts, however, have been ascertained whichūappear to connect them in some way with William Van de Velde the Elder,ūthough all experts are agreed they cannot be actually by his hand. Thereūis, indeed, in Lord Dartmouth's collection of naval actions a drawing ofūthe same character as those of Sole Bay and the Texel, which puts theūmatter beyond dispute. It represents the destruction of the Spanish-Dutchūfleet at Palermo by the French in 1676. It has all the marks of Van deūVelde's work, and is clearly by a more masterly hand than the presentūdrawings.ūAJS: The drawings were issued in a protective slip case as here, thoughūthis is usually missing. Complete with the original descriptive pamphlet.ūNo 34 in the series.