Fort St Mary, The Officers beating a Retreat in Order to Suppress the Outrages Committed by the Soldiers and Sailors.
Engraving, sheet 250 x 170mm (9¾ x 6¾"). Laid in album sheet. Representation of the allied occupation of Port St Mary, which preceded the battle of Cadiz in 1702 during the War of the Spanish Succession. After the allies landed, they marched on Rota and then entered the town of Port St Mary, and looted the town's unguarded warehouses, convents and churches (as shown here). This conduct both caused Prince George to send home a report despairing of the behaviour, and ended any chance of the local population supporting the allies. The advance lost momentum thereafter, and the allies' attempt to capture Cadiz ended in abject failure. Plate to a volume on events during the reign of Queen Anne.
[Ref: 43432] £160.00
[The Siege of Douai.]
Seb. le Clerc Sculp.
Engraving, proof before title. Sheet 390 x 545mm (15¼ x 21½"). Louis XIV standing in front of a wounded soldier, soldiers collecting firewood on right, and view of Douai in distance. Representation of the siege of Douai in 1667 during the War of Devolution (1667-8) in which Louis XIV's armies gained land in the Spanish Netherlands and the Franche-Comté but were forced to give most of it back to a Triple Alliance of England, Sweden and the Dutch Republic. From a series of five plates reproducing the compositions invented by Charles Lebrun for a set of tapestries celebrating the victories of Louis XIV.
[Ref: 43609] £360.00
Bataille de Waterloo [parallel text in Dutch]
Mangion del [?- in image lower left]
Lithograph, scarce, printed area 215 x 290mm (8½ x 11½"). Title cut out and pasted over border. Popular print of the battle of Waterloo (1815), in present-day Belgium in which Napoleon's French army was decisively defeated by the Anglo-led Allied army of the duke of Wellington and Prussian led by Blucher. Dramatic image.
[Ref: 43157] £140.00