C1868

The "Nelson" War Ship, Presented to the Victorian Government by the Admiralty.

Scarce colonial engraving of HMS Nelson a 126-gun first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 4 July 1814 at Woolwich Dockyard, but then laid up incomplete at Portsmouth until 1854, when work began with a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The “Nelson” War Ship, Presented to the Victorian Government by the Admiralty.

Date:

C1868

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

235mm 
x 163mm
AUTHENTICITY
The "Nelson" War Ship, Presented to the Victorian Government by the Admiralty. - Antique Print from 1868

Genuine antique
dated:

1868

Description:

Scarce colonial engraving of HMS Nelson a 126-gun first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 4 July 1814 at Woolwich Dockyard, but then laid up incomplete at Portsmouth until 1854, when work began with a view to commissioning her for service in the Crimean War, but this ended before much work had been done, and the ship returned to reserve. She was converted into a screw ship in 1860, being cut down to a two-decker and fitted with an engine of 2,102 indicated horsepower (1,567 kW) for a speed of 10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph).  In 1865, Nelson was given to the colony of Victoria as a training ship, and she was finally outfitted and rigged for £42,000 and sailed for Australia in October 1867. Travelling via the Cape of Good Hope, she arrived in February 1868.

From the original edition of The Illustrated Sydney News.

Alexander Gross (1958 - )

Gross was the founder of Geographia, the map publishing company in Fleet Street, London. Gross was a native of Hungary. He move the United States in 1922 and by the early 1940s, Geographia entered a period of rapid growth, publishing numerous world maps, atlases, street guide books ("Red Books"), travel guides ("Famous Guides"), wall maps, and street atlases covering dozens of cities in the United States and Canada.

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