Perspective View of Gibraltar.With the disposition of the Spanish Attack & Relief of the Garrison by the English Fleet under the Command of Adm.l Darby on the 12th Apri.l 1781.
Published 1st Octo.r 1782 by J.Fielding, Paternoster Row, J.Sewell and J. Debrett Piccadilly.
Copper engraving. 195 x 240mm, 7¾ x 9½". Trimmed into plate on right and folded for binding.
A view of Gibraltar, during the second naval relief during the 'Great Siege' of 1779-82. Vice Admiral George Darby's squadron of 29 ships of the line entered the bay with 100 store ships. Unable to intercept them, the Spanish opened up a terrific barrage while the stores were unloaded but only damaged the town. On the 12st April Darby set sail for England on 21 April, evacuating most of the civilians, again unhindered by the blockading Spanish & French fleet.
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