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The Naval Temple.

  • ARTIST: Elkanah Tisdale

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Barber Badger, Boston.

  • MEDIUM: Copper engraving,

    DATE: 1816.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 6 7/8 x 4 1/8" (176 x 105 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Scarce allegorical title page for "The Naval Temple," an illustrated history of early American naval battles. On a stone table hidden among the temple's sea-washed columns are the names of American naval heroes, including Bainbridge, Decatur, Hull, Perry, Macdonough, Lawrence and Porter. At left is a ship's boat flying an oversize American flag.


  • CONDITION: Good condition.