These wooden plaques depict famous pirates from the Golden Age of piracy, and their famous flag ships. Bartholomew Roberts (17 May 1682 – 10 February 1722), born John Roberts, was a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and 1722. One of the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, Bartholomew Roberts and his crew seized over 470 prizes in their four year career. He is also known as Black Bart, but this name was never used in his lifetime. Acting as third mate on a slave ship in 1719, the ship was seized by the pirate captain Howell Davis and Roberts was forced reluctantly to join them. Six weeks later Davis was killed, and amazingly the crew voted Roberts as their new captain despite the fact that he still resisted live as a pirate. Roberts was killed on the 10th February 1722 after being hit in the throat with grapeshot fired from HMS Swallow.. Original illustration.
'The Good Fortune'. Black Bart Roberts
Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood, and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"