Shipwreck, A Pair of Original Naval Rescue Engravings. Circa. 1810.
Titles: Shipwreck. Capt Manby's method of conveying the people on shore & Capt Manby's Invention to throw a rope to a ship wrecked near shore.
Publisher: Unknown, London.
Date: Circa. 1810-1814.
Size: Approx. 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches each.
Description: Very interesting pair of early 1800's copper-plate engravings showing William Manby's naval rescue inventions. Captain George William Manby FRS (November 28, 1765 – November 18, 1854), was an English author and inventor. He designed an apparatus for saving life from shipwrecks and also the first modern form of fire extinguisher. He is know to have saved over 1,000 lives through his inventions.
Condition: Good +
Some light foxing /browning. Minor creases and some light soiling.