Beschiessung der Stadt Algier durch die englische Flotte, unter den Besehlen des Admirals Exmouth, den 27 August 1816.
Coloured wood engraving. Printed area 180 x 285mm, 7 x 11¼". Laid on board.
A rare illustration of the bombardment of Algiers, with a five-point key underneath. In an attempt by Britain to force the Dey of Algiers to give up slavery, the British fleet threatened bombardment if their demands weren't met. As they approached the Dey sent out many men in small boats to attempt to board the ships, resulting in the hand-to-hand fighting seen here. The following day the Dey surrendered, not knowing the British had already used up all their ammunition.
[Ref: 15656] £240.00