[The British Army in Egypt.] Key of Reference to a Centre Print to Two Engravings; one of the Landing of the British Forces in Egypt, and the other the Battle of Alexandria.
Printed by A, Strahan, [?] Printers Street, London. [n.d., 1806.]
Engraving with letterpress. Total 395 x 310mm, 15¾ x 12¼". Edges browned and chipped, losing part of printer's inscription.
A key plate, not to the pair of views of the military action by de Loutherbourg, but to his memorial to Sir Ralph Abercromby, called 'The British Army in Egypt'. The full plate takes the form of an acute pyramid made up of medallion portraits of Abercromby's officers, surrounded by soldiers and sailors, including a sepoy and a mamluk, some bringing more portraits to be added to the pyramid. This key describes the troops, with the Pharos and Pompey's Pillar.
From the Reference Library of the Parker Gallery. See Refs: 21581 & 21582 for prints.
[Ref: 22852] £140.00