The Glorious Action off Cape Francois 21 Octo.br 1757, between Three English, & Seven French Ships of War wherein the latter were entirely defeated.Action Mémorable à la hauteur du Cap Francois Le 21 Octo.br 1757 entre Trois Vaisseaux Anglois & Sept Francois, dans La quelle ees Derniers furent entierement defaits.
Sold by C. Sheppard. No.15. St. Peters Hill, Doctors Commons. [c.1760.]
Engraving, very scarce. Plate 342 x 470mm. 13½ x 18½". Slight crease down middle.
Engagement off Cape François between three British and seven French warships. The Battle of Cap-Francais, the naval engagement during the Seven Years' War fought outside the harbour of Cap-Francais, Saint Dominique. The battle had been indecisive, but the British fleet under Commodore Arthur Forrest was praised for its courage and tenacity in engaging a superior force.
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