[Battle of Havana.] To the Hon.ble Augustus Kepple, Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's FleetThis Plate representing the Landing of His Majesty's Forces, under the Command of the R.t Hon.ble ye Earl of Albermarle, June 7th 1762 at 10 o'Clock in ye Morning, on the Island of Cuba near the Fort Baccuranao, between 2 & 3 Leagues from the Havana, is inscrib'd by His most Obedient Servant P. O.R. Sbridge.
[London: Philip Orsbridge, n.d. c.1765].
Engraving, 460 x 650mm (18 x 25½"). Framed Unexamined out of frame.
One plate from a set of twelve painted by Serres, celebrating the British victory in the Battle of Havana. During the Seven Years' War, with Britain fighting both France and Spain, a large fleet was sent to Cuba under the command of the Earl of Albermarle with Admirals Pocock and Kepple. They succeeded in capturing Havana, an important Spanish naval base. In the Treaty of Paris (1763), which ended the war, Havana was returned to Spain in exchange for Florida.
Cust: Naval Prints 73.
[Ref: 28713] £950.00