Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Port Folio magazine
Date Published: 1814
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Four 1814 engravings from from Port Folio Magazine of United States Navy officers during the War of 1812;
#1) Oliver Hazard Perry Esqr. of the United States Navy engraving.
#2) Wm. Henry Allen Esq. late of the United States Navy engraving.
#3) Richard Dale Esq. late of the United States Navy engraving.
#4) Alexander Murray Esq. of the United States Navy engraving.
PERRY'S VICTORY SECURED THE GREAT LAKES REGION FOR USA. March 1814, p.204, Port Folio magazine black aquatint engraved print. Black stipple engraved oval portrait. Waldo print, engraved by [David] Edwin. Paper: 5-1/4 x 8-3/8 inches. Image: 3 x 3-3/4 inches. Very minor soiling and spot on top left and small edge tears along right side otherwise good condition. Oliver Hazard Perry's immortal dispatch to Major General William Henry Harrison after the Battle of Lake Erie, 10 September 1813, "We have met the enemy and they are ours two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop." The victory secured the Great Lakes region for the United States and ended the threat of invasion from that quarter. Stauffer: 844.
#2) Wm. Henry Allen Esq. late of the United States Navy engraving. December 1814, p.3, Port Folio magazine black stipple engraved print. Engraved by [David] Edwin. Paper: 5 x 8-1/2 inches. Image: 3-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches. Some very minor offsetting from opposite page, otherwise, good condition. William Henry Allen. During the early months of the War of 1812 Lieutenant Allen served in the frigate United States, taking part in the capture of HMS Macedonian in October 1812 and commanding the prize crew that brought the latter to New York. In 1813 Allen, who received the rank of Commander in July of that year, captained the brig Argus during a commerce-raiding cruise into the waters near the British Isles. On 14 August 1813 she fought a losing engagement with HMS Pelican in the English Channel. Mortally wounded in this action, Commander William H. Allen died four days later.
#3) Richard Dale Esq. late of the United States Navy engraving. 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 inches. Oval Image: 3” x 3 3/4” Very faint toning around oval, Otherwise, 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.
#4) Alexander Murray Esq. of the United States Navy engraving. SCARCE ENGRAVING OF WAR OF 1812 NAVAL COMMANDER. July 1814 , p.399, Port Folio magazine black stipple engraved print. Engraving by Edwin from the portrait painting of James Wood. Paper: 5-1/8 x 8-1/4. Image: 3-1/2 x 4-5/8 inches. Very faint spotting on the top and right side. Paper repair on right side just going 1/8” into the image background otherwise, good condition. Commodore Alexander Murray (1755-1821). Murray served as captain in the 1st Maryland Regiment, commanded several privateers, and was commissioned lieutenant in the Continental Navy 20 July 1781, returning to private life in 1785. Upon the organization of the U.S. Navy, Murray was commissioned captain 1 July 1798, and commanded Montezuma, Insurgente, and Constellation during the Quasi-War with France; Constellation against the Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean 1801–1803; and Adams in home waters in 1805. From 1808 until his death 6 October 1821, Commodore Murray was superintendent of gunboats at Philadelphia, and, from 8 July 1813, also was first commandant of the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
Good. Item #8964