Inside of a Gallery, Gibraltar.
London: Pubd. by I. White, Fleet Street, 1801.
Hand-coloured aquatint, image 150 x 220mm. 6 x 8¾". Trimmed to plate.
View inside a defensive fortification carved out of the natural rock of Gibraltar; soldiers and two cannons pointing through holes, a gunner pushing a wheel-barrow in foreground. After Cooper Willyams (1762 - 1816), for his 'A Voyage up the Mediterranean in His Majesty’s Ship the Swiftsure, one of the squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, K.B. ... with a description of the battle of the Nile on the first of August 1798' (1802). Willyams served as chaplain of the Swiftsure. He was present at the Battle of the Nile and according to DNB his is 'the first, the most particular, and the most authentic account of the battle'.
See BL 210.i.5. Abbey Travel 196, 41.
[Ref: 22162] £95.00