Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Port Folio magazine
Date Published: 1814
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
June 1814, p.500, Port Folio magazine black stipple engraved print.
Engraved by [David] Edwin after a Wood painting
Paper: 5” x 8 1/2”. Oval Image: 3” x 3 3/4”
Very faint toning around oval, Otherwise, very good+ condition. Richard Dale (1756-1826)
Dale was appointed a midshipman in the Continental Navy in 1776. Captured by the enemy in 1777, while serving in the Continental brig Lexington, he was imprisoned in Mill Prison, England, but escaped to France to join John Paul Jones. He was First Lieutenant in Bonhomme Richard when she captured Serapis in the celebrated engagement of 23 September 1779. During 1781 and 1782, he commanded Queen of France and made several captures.
Commissioned a captain in the United States Navy on 4 June 1794, he commanded Ganges during the Quasi-War with France, 1798-1801, then commanded the Mediterranean Squadron in the operations against Tripoli in 1801.He resigned from the Navy 17 December 1802, and died in Philadelphia 26 February 1826.
Very Good. Item #3364