Sylph | William John Huggins | 1838

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Size: A4 Landscape

Sylph was a clipper ship built at Sulkea, opposite Calcutta, in 1831 for the Parsi merchant Rustomjee Cowasjee. After her purchase by the Hong Kong-based merchant house Jardine Matheson, in 1833 Sylph set a speed record by sailing from Calcutta to Macao in 17 days, 17 hours. Her primary role was to transport opium between various ports in the Far East. 

After undergoing re-rigging in Hong Kong in 1848 at a cost of 11,166.22 Mexican dollars, Sylph disappeared en route to Singapore the following year, possibly captured and burned by pirates based on Hainan Island.

Other sources believe that she was wrecked on the rocks of Pedra Branca off the coast of Singapore whilst carrying a cargo of opium to the value of 557,200 Spanish dollars. As Sylph disappeared while en route from Hong Kong to Calcutta, she would not have been carrying opium.



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- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 


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A2 = 16.5 x 23.4 Inches

A3 = 11.7 x 16.5 Inches

A4 = 8.3 x 11.7 Inches