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Capture of the British Frigate Gurriere by the U.S. Frigate Constitution. 1846.

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Capture of the British Frigate Gurriere by the U.S. Frigate Constitution. 1846.

$24.99

Title: The President’s House, Washington.

Artist: T. Birch.
Engraver: D. Kumberly.
Publisher: Samuel Walker, Boston.
Source: The History and Topography of the United States of North America, Brought Down from the Earliest Period…
Date: 1846.
Size: Page approx. 11 x 8 3/4 inches. Image size approx. 7 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches.

Description: Original antique steel-plate engraving of a sea battle that took place several hundred miles Southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The engraving shows the tail end of the battle with all the masts destroyed on the Gurriere.

On 19 August 1812 Guerriere (formerly owned by the French navy), under Captain James Richard Dacres, sighted the American frigate Constitution, under Isaac Hull. The two ships closed and after a fierce engagement the American managed to shoot away Guerriere’s fore and main-masts, leaving her un-manoeuvrable. Dacres struck his colours to avoid further bloodshed; the Americans then transferred her crew to Constitution and set fire to the badly damaged Guerriere.

Condition: Very Good.
Light foxing/browning. Foxing from where the tissue guard has been removed. Slight damp effects.

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Title: The President’s House, Washington.

Artist: T. Birch.
Engraver: D. Kumberly.
Publisher: Samuel Walker, Boston.
Source: The History and Topography of the United States of North America, Brought Down from the Earliest Period…
Date: 1846.
Size: Page approx. 11 x 8 3/4 inches. Image size approx. 7 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches.

Description: Original antique steel-plate engraving of a sea battle that took place several hundred miles Southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The engraving shows the tail end of the battle with all the masts destroyed on the Gurriere.

On 19 August 1812 Guerriere (formerly owned by the French navy), under Captain James Richard Dacres, sighted the American frigate Constitution, under Isaac Hull. The two ships closed and after a fierce engagement the American managed to shoot away Guerriere’s fore and main-masts, leaving her un-manoeuvrable. Dacres struck his colours to avoid further bloodshed; the Americans then transferred her crew to Constitution and set fire to the badly damaged Guerriere.

Condition: Very Good.
Light foxing/browning. Foxing from where the tissue guard has been removed. Slight damp effects.

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