Printed for S. Sledge Printseller, in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. Publish'd as the Act Directs 2d May 1771.
Engraving 360 x 260mm (14 x 10¼"). Trimmed inside the platemark.
A French barber appears to be whispering in the ear of his grotesque customer, Prime Minister Lord North, who recoils in horror. Behind them a dog and cat fight on a map of the Falkland Islands. On June 10 1770 the Spanish commander Don Juan Ignacio de Madariaga landed on the Falkland Islands with five ships and 1400 soldiers forcing the British to leave Port Egmont. This action sparked a crisis when Britain and Spain almost went to war over the islands. When Louis XV of France refused to support Spain the islands were returned.
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