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Aubrey Maturin Poster

Jaye Rebecca Haworth created the splendid Aubrey Maturin poster. It is available in jpg (36MB) and pdf (33MB) formats.

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OVALS — clockwise beginning from upper left corner:

TURTLE/TORTOISE — Anatome testudinis Europaeae, Vilnae :Impensis auctoris, typis Josephi Zawadzki,1819-1821.; (Tabula VII),
Bojanus, Ludwig Heinrich, 1776-1827. Creative Commons Zero, Public Domain Dedication
HUMAN FIGURE — Vesalius Fabrica p178.jpg Public Domain
CELLO — By Georg Feitscher - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
SNAKE — Northern African Rock Python (Python sebae). Illustration from a famous 18th-century work of reference, edited by Albertus Seba, a Dutch pharmacist and collector of zoological and other natural subjects. Albertus Seba Python sebae.jpg Public Domain
BEAR — A showman pointing with a staff at the chained muzzle of a standing bear, while another man plays on a horn and a third
watches. 1 April 1774, Etching and drypoint, After: Henry William Bunbury, Print made by: James Bretherton. Public Domain
VIOLIN — By Jefferson David Chalfant - This file was donated to Wikimedia Commons as part of a project by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See the Image and Data Resources Open Access Policy, CC0,


CARRONADES — Scale model of a 16 pounder naval carronade, exhibited at the Legermuseum in Delft, Dunee, Legermuseum Delft -
16 pounder carronade (1860).png, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
BIRDS — File:Eudyptes chrysocome (Rockhopper penguin), Diomedeidae (Albatross).jpg, By Free Public Domain Illustrations by
rawpixel -, CC BY 2.0,

CANNONBALL — A post-medieval, cast iron cannon ball, probably for the small cannon known as a falcon and dating from
AD1600-1800. It is 65.1mm in diameter and weighs 1075gm. West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service, Jack Coulthard,
2011-12-06 12:32:12, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0
FISTS — image-from-rawpixel-id-5949723-original.jpg Public Domain
SHARKS — Tiburón azul (Prionace glauca), canal Fayal-Pico, islas Azores, Portugal, 2020-07-27, DD 31.jpg, Photograph of a protected area of Portugal indexed in the World Database on Protected Areas with the ID: Diego Delso. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0
COMPASS — Compass rose detail from 1748 Bowen Mariner’s Compass and Armillary Sphere - Geographicus - CircleofWinds-
bowen-1747 (cropped).jpg, A beautiful and rare chart consisting of two engraved drawings within a single border. Left hand drawing, entitled “A Circle of Winds consisting of 32 points commonly called the Mariners Compass,” shows exactly that – a compass rose consisting of 32 points and decorated with images of ship and cherubs using nautical equipment. The right hand drawing, entitled “The Artificial Sphere,” features an Armillary Sphere and more navigating cherubs. An extremely attractive engraving. Prepared by Emanuel Bowen as plate no. 2 for the 1747 issue of Herman Moll’s Complete System of Geography. Public Domain


SALT CELLARS — CC BY 3.0 File: Jimmy Carter Library and Museum 11.JPG, Created: 16 August 2010
SLOTH — Sloth 02.JPG, Bradypus variegatus in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, MariaCartas Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
FRAME — A general map of the northern British Colonies in America (2675145130).jpg Zoom into this map at Author: Holland, Samuel Publisher: Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett Date: 1776 Location: North America, Scale: Scale [ca. 1:3,750,000], Call Number: G3301.S1 1776.H6, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

MEDALS & COINS — from left to right

FIRST — Panien- Ferdinand Vii. - Münzkabinett, Berlin - 5497393.Jpg, Spanien: Ferdinand Vii. Edit This At Structured Data On Commons, Reinhard Saczewski Public Domain
SECOND — Post medieval or modern medal (FindID 967229).jpg, A possible post medieval to modern bronze commemorative medal or medallion from the Frigate Unicorn, Dundee, which was in service from AD 1824 to 1964. The medal is circular with a sub triangular attachment loop at the top. On one side in the centre there is the bust of a unicorn facing left with mane flowing back as if in motion.
Surrounding this is two solid circular borders, containing a repeating rope pattern inside. The outer border has the inscription ‘The Frigate Unicorn Dundee’. The other side is decorated with a compass. In the circular section of the compass is a three masted sailing ship facing left, surrounding this there is a border with the inscription ‘Made by Wilhelm Farin[...] Projecting out from this section are the points of the compass, seven points and a fleur de lis at the north point. In between each point are long and short triangular shapes. In a circular border around this is the degrees of the compass. The medal is a light yellow brown colour, and measures 42.7mm in length, 38.6mm in width, 2.5mm in thickness and weighs 19.57g. The Portable Antiquities Scheme, Arwen Wood, 2019-08-19 11:07:15 Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
THIRD — Zara 9f20c 1813 74000977.jpg, Croatia, Zara. AR 9 Francs 20 Centimes (59.57 g, 11h). Siege issue. Dated 1813.
Crowned imperial French eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, with wings displayed; ZARA to left, 1813 to right; all within diamond incuse on plain round flan; c/m: SB in incuse square 2.0./9F 20C in two lines on tablet; all within incuse square on plain round flan. De Mey & Poindessault 853; Montenegro 86; KM 2. Good VF, lightly toned. “During the late Napoleonic era, Zara (modern-day Zadar in Croatia) was part of the Illyrian Provinces, a group of states located between Austria and the Adriatic Sea. In the early 1800s, the area was held by Austria, which was embroiled in the Napoleonic Wars. After its defeat at the Battle of Wagram, Austria ceded the territory to France in the 1809 Treaty of Schönbrunn. In an attempt to take back its lost territory, in 1813 Austria declared war on France. When the Austrian General Franz Tomassich entered the Illyrian Provinces, many Croatian soldiers abandoned their French commanders and joined him. After a 34-day siege, the Austrians succeeded in capturing Zara from the French on 6 December 1813. This piece was produced by the French garrison that held the town during the siege. A similar example, appearing in Gorny & Mosch 123 (11 March 2003), lot 4589, realized €1700.” CNG Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
FOURTH — George III Half-Guinea 764023.jpg, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
FIFTH — Medal, commemorative (AM 785738-2).jpg, The Davison’s Victory of the Nile Medal 1798 copper gilt medal; 46mm diameter obverse- legend above- REAR-ADMIRAL LORD NELSON of THE NILE; field has illustration of allegorical figure of Peace a standing on rocky shore with an anchor at her feet, she is holding oval medallion with a bust of Lord Nelson and legend- EUROPE’S HOPE AND BRITAIN’S GLORY named on obverse- inside grained band name engraved in cursive script “William Haley” reverse- view of British fleet going into action against the French fleet which lies at anchor in the Bay of Aboukir; legend above- ALMIGHTY GOD HAS BLESSED HIS MAJESTY’S ARMS, and in exergue- VICTORY of THE NILE - AUGUST . 1 . 1798 reverse- names engraved in cursive script- Hy Smith - THESEUS on edge- incuse legend- FROM ALEXR DAVISON, ESQR ST. JAMES’ SQUARE = A TRIBUTE of REGARD MARKINGS-
obverse- maker’s initials at lower edge maker’s name in exergue- W.B. SOHO, and C.H. KUCHLER FEC. maker- Made by Matthew Boulton, of the Soho Mint, Birmingham, to dies produced by C. H. Kuchler, Davison, Alexander; Soho Mint; Conrad Kuchler; Matthew Boulton Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 SIXTH — Other side of FOURTH
SEVENTH — Admiral Nelson MET DP100495.jpg, British; Medal; Medals and Plaquettes, Thomas Wyon the Younger, Creative Commons Zero, Public Domain Dedication EIGHTH — Other side of SECOND NINTH — Other side of FIRST

BACKGROUND — clockwise beginning from upper left corner:

THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR engraving by William Miller after J M W Turner R698.jpg, The Battle of Trafalgar (Rawlinson 698)
engraving by William Miller after J M W Turner, published in The Turner Gallery. A series of One Hundred and Twenty Engravings from the works of J.M.W. Turner. The Descriptive Text by W. Cosmo Monkhouse. Virtue and Co, London William Miller Public Domain
THE BATTLE OF THE NILE. Presented to Greenwich Hospital by the Directors of the British Institution RMG PU4021.tiff, A reprint of PAD4022, the orginal being for E.H. Locker’s ‘Memoirs of Celebrated Naval Comanders..’ (1831/2) but this one being later and from another publisher. The Battle of the Nile. Presented to Greenwich Hospital by the Directors of the British Institution Fisher, H. Son and Co; George Arnald; J. LePetit Public Domain
THE BATTLE OF SAINT VINCENT. Saint Vincent-P7120050.JPG, Engraving depicting the Battle of Saint Vincent in 1797, engraved by
J. Baily after an oil painting by Robert Clevely (The Victory Raking the Spanish Salvador del Mundo at the Battle of Cape St Vincent,
14 February 1797), J. Baily (engraved) and Robert Clevely (original painting) Public Domain
SEA MONSTERS — Two fearsome sea monsters attack a disabled ship off the shore of America, which is shown in close proximity to Japan.jpg, SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA, 1603 Abraham Ortelius, “Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiacientium Typus,” from the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of Abraham Ortelius, 1603 Latin edition Public Domain
WHALE TAIL — Southern right whale caudal fin-2 no sky.JPG caudal fin of a southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) near Valdés, Chubut, Argentina. This image is a derivative work of the following images: Southern right whale caudal fin-2.JPG licensed with
Cc-by-sa-3.0, 2011-07-24 16:14 (UTC) Dr.Haus Photo: Dr.Haus; derivative work: an-d (talk), Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0, Featured picture, Picture of the day
ANTIQUE PAPER — Aspius rapax - 1726 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ15000143.tif, Aspius rapax Public Domain


CARD BASE — La Victoire from Playing Cards (for Quartets) ‘Costumes des Peuples Étrangers’ MET DP274079.jpg Print; Prints,
Anonymous Creative Commons Zero, Public Domain Dedication
HEARTS —Musee-historique-lausanne-img 0126.jpg Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 fr
DIAMONDS — Print, playing-card (BM 1877,0310.177-212 3).jpg A set of 36 playing-cards with French suit-marks. Hand-coloured woodcut, Backs printed in blue with a diagonal pattern of diamond shapes, each with a circle in the middle 18th Century Public Domain
SOPHIE WILLIAMS — Eugenie Servieres - Portrait of a young woman, 1824.jpg Public Domain

COTTAGE — Coleridge’s Cottage, Clevendon (BM 1972,1230.1).jpg, View of a cottage, a woman wearing a hat standing on a road at centre with her back to the viewer. Lithograph, After: Marcus Holmes, Printed by: Day & Co, Published by: George Davey Public Domain

CAPTAIN JACK AUBREY — Captain William Bentinck, 1764-1813 RMG BHC2551.tiff Captain William Bentinck, 1764-1813 A half-length portrait to left in captain’s full-dress uniform, 1787-95. The son of Captain John Bentinck, the inventor, he was promoted captain of the ‘Assistance’, ‘50 guns, as early as 1783. He later commanded a frigate at the Battle of the Glorious First of June, 1794, and gained promotion to flag rank. Bentinck sat to Romney in October and November 1787 and June 1788. The artist was an important portrait
painter of the late 18th century, generally ranked third after Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough. He was in Paris in 1764 and in 1773 moved to Italy for two years, where he became interested in history paintings in the elevated and élitist ‘Grand Manner’. This developed into improving upon nature and the pursuit of perfect form. At its best his work demonstrated refinement, sensitivity and elegance, although it could also be repetitive and monotonous. As a society painter he typified late-18th-century English artists who, compelled by the conditions of patronage to spend their time in producing portraits, could only aspire to imaginative and ideal painting. By 1780 Romney’s portraits, according to Horace Walpole, were ‘in great vogue’ and he worked in an increasingly neo-classical style. See also BHC2550 for a portrait of Bentinck as a child, with his father. George Romney Public Domain

SEXTANT — image-from-rawpixel-id-429748-original.tif

DOCTOR STEPHEN MATURIN — Retrato Del Doctor Peral Por Goya.jpg, English: Retrato Del Doctor Peral, Francisco Goya Public Domain

WIG — Richard Kempenfelt.jpg, Rear-admiral Richard Kempenfelt, 1781, Tilly Kettle Public Domain
EYE GLASSES — Anton Graff 1805 Selbstbildnis.jpg, Detail of a self-portrait, painted in 1805 by Anton Graff as an oil painting, with spectacles on temples. Graff made many self-portraits of himself (around 80), between 1800 and 1809 also some with glasses on, whereby the temple glasses that can be seen probably date back to the 18th century. Graff lived in Dresden / Germany. Anton Graff (1736-1813) Selbstbildnis Public Domain
BEETLE — Dynastes hercules ecuatorianus MHNT.jpg, Hercules beetle - 15.5 cm, Locality: Iquitos, Loreto, Northern Peru, Didier
Descouens, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0, Featured picture, Quality image, Valued image

DIANA VILLIERS — Anonimo Zénaïde Beyle.jpg, Zénaïde Beyle (1788-1866), sorella di Stendhal, Unidentified painter Public Domain

NECKLACE — Tiffany and Company - Necklace - Walters 572121.jpg, This necklace is a splendid example of Tiffany & Co.’s jewelry production around the turn of the 20th century, when the company was famous for its lavish use of diamonds. Composed of stylized fleurs-de-lys and rosettes, this necklace recalls the diamond jewelry of the 18th century. There are 265 diamonds set in a gold mounting faced with platinum. Tiffany & Co. Public Domain
BLUE PENDANT — Aquamarine, platinum, and diamond brooch-pendant - NARA - 192417.gif, Scope and content: This brooch is made of a tear drop-shaped, very fine aquamarine held in the setting of a platinum wire with two pins and loops for hanging as a pendant.
The narrow end of the setting has five brilliant cut diamonds in a group and four baguette diamonds set at angles. On either side a ribbon of white gold set with nine diamonds curves to the back of the setting. The brooch was worn by Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson during the presidency of her husband and was a gift to her from His Excellency Arthur da Costa e Silva, President-elect of Brazil. Unknown author or not provided Public Domain
WOMAN RIDER — Illust by Edgar Giberne for Riding Recollections by George John Whyte-Melville-Leaving brothers, husbands, even admirers, hopelessly in the rear.jpg, Illustrations by Edgar Giberne (24 June 1850 – 21 September 1889) for “Riding Recollections” (Chapman and Hall, London, 1878) by George John Whyte-Melville (1821-1878) By courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library, Edgar Giberne (24 June 1850 – 21 September 1889) Public Domain