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Crimean War: Baltic Fleet. The Duke of Wellington flag-ship. c1854

Crimean War: Baltic Fleet. The Duke of Wellington flag-ship. c1854

by The Illustrated London News

The Departure of the Baltic Fleet. "The Duke of Wellington" flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Napier, Weighing Anchor. Sir Charles Napier (1786-1860) was in command of the British fleet in the Russian War in the Baltic, which is now known as the Crimean War. His successful attack on the Gulf of Finland prevented deployment of troops to reinforce the Russian fleet attack in the Black Sea.

Original wood engraving for the cover of  the Illustrated London News Supplement March 18, 1854. The reverse of this page includes the text accompanying the engraved illustration.

The Illustrated London News periodical was the world's first graphic newspaper. It was a popular publication, with illustrated news of events and discoveries from around the world, and the engraved illustrations were avidly collected and coloured for further enjoyment.

Page size is 40 x 27cm (approximately 16 x 11 inches)

Stock Number: apm-mILN241Price: $132.00

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