True Valour is always Invincible. Porus being forsaken by his own People w.th great courage sustain'd ye Attacks of his Enemies wound'd several of them & slew Taxiles Brother after w.ch being greviously bruis'd & wounded he fell from off his Elephant.La Vraye Valeur est toujours Invincible. Porus abandonne des siens blesse plusieurs de ceux que lenvironnent tue le Frere de Taxile & apres ce dernier efort de courage il tombe lut meme accable De coups de dessus son Elephant.
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill. [n.d. c.1760.]
Copper engraving. 203 x 419mm. 8 x 16½". Trimmed, fold down right-hand side. Slight time staining
The battle against King Porus, with the latter riding an elephant at the centre, and trying to repel the Greek soldiers surrounding him, two eagles flanking Mansart's arms in the bottom margin. The Battle of the Hydaspes River fought against Alexander the Great by King Porus of the Hindu Paurava kingdom.
See Ref: 20824 for an earlier larger impression published by Audran; and 20847: for a later impression published by R. Wilkinson.
[Ref: 20827] £240.00