Sir William Sidney Smith. Seige Of Acre.
London, Published April 1804, by Anth.y Cardon, 31, Clipstone Street, Fitzroy Square.
Portrait, stipple with etching, and engraved battle scene from one plate. Plate 439 x 266mm. 17¼ x 10½". Large margins. Bit dusty.
Sir William Sidney Smith KCB (1764-1840), the admiral of whom Napoleon Bonaparte said 'That man made me miss my destiny', having aided the Turks in their resistance to Napoleon in Egypt and the Levant. The Siege of Acre of 1799 was an unsuccessful French siege of the Ottoman-defended, walled city of Acre (now Akko in modern Israel) and was the turning point of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt and Syria. A Royal Navy flotilla under Commodore William Sidney Smith helped to reinforce the Turkish defences and supplied the city with additional cannon manned by sailors and marines. The seige was eventually raised and Napoleon withdrew to Egypt.
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