The Madagascar, East Indiaman, 1000 tons
This ship is best remembered on for her tragic end, which still remains a mystery. In 1853 she disappeared in the Atlantic when carrying passengers and a valuable cargo of gold. Years afterwards, in New Zealand, a woman on her death bed calimed that she had been a nurse on the Madagascar. There had been a mutiny and the ship's officers killed. The passengers had been made prisoners and burned to death when the mutineers set fire to the ship except for the young women who were taken ashore with the cargo of gold. Eventually only two mutineers and the nurse survived and the gold having been lost in the surf.
This lithograph was made in the 1950s by litho-offset on very high quality, thick paper. The paper is creamy white and in excellent condition.
|Paper Size||30 x 40 cm (15.5 x 11.75 inches)|
|Size Category||31 to 40 cm (12 to 16 inches)|