1874 Wood Engraving Art Petrel Lifeboat Chapman HMS Caledonia Sailing Ship YTG7


"Our Seaman - Trial of New Life and Surf Boats"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration that depicts the trial of the "new" Petrel lifeboats that were invented by C. Chapman and made and sold by Thomas Piggott & Company. The lifeboats pictured here were equipped aboard the 98-gun second rate training ship, HMS Caledonia during the Victorian era.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Light surface rubPlease note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 13 x 10.25 inches; 33 x 26 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of wood engravings from The Graphic, 1874, of the people, places, and events of Victorian era England and world, including the wedding of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh to Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, and scenes from the American "Wild West". To continue browsing this interesting collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

Keywords specific to this image: British Royal Navy, Nautical, Buoy, Atlantic Ocean, Sea, Maritime