View of Nassau in The Bahamas by N. Pocock

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View of Nassau in The Bahamas by N. Pocock

2,200.00

“N.Pocock Del. T.Medland sculp.”

Nicholas Pocock Delineat (original watercolorist) Thomas Medland Sculpsit (original engraver)

“Publish'd Dec.r. 2 1799 by Bunney & Gold.” (As at 1801 based in Shoe Lane, London). 

There was also another related company named Bunney Thompson & Company. 

Aquatint

Measurements:
Sight size:  5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.9 cm)
Frame dimensions: 13.625 x 17.25 inches (34.6 x 43.8 cm)

General Comments:  This finely crafted print, which was published in the Naval Chronicle (of which Gold was the founder and publisher), depicts a small schooner in the foreground anchored outside the entrance to Nassau (formerly Charles Town) Harbour, trailed by a small sailing vessel (possibly a pilot boat). In the background, a larger vessel can be viewed entering the harbour. British flags unfurled in the breeze can be seen on the schooner and spotted in the distant skyline above Fort Fincastle, Government House, and Fort Charlotte. Behind Hog Island (now Paradise Island) lie the ships' masts and buildings of the city of Nassau. Rare prints of this type, quality, and condition have become very difficult to locate in recent years. 

The Naval Chronicle was a monthly magazine published in London between 1799 and 1818. Each issue featured a treasure trove of reports of naval battles; news of promotions, retirements and deaths; naval biographies; and more general news of significance to the naval establishment. First published by John Bunney and Joyce Gold, Gold later took over as sole publisher, with an imprint placing him at 103 Shoe Lane, Fleet Street.

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