Lord Anson.The renowned George Lord Anson, one of our most enterprizing and successful circumnavigators, and heroick British admirals, was the son of William Anson, Esq. of Huckborough, in Staffordshire...It has been pleasantly remarked of this great man, who was not unfrequently duped at play, that "he had been round world, but never in it".
Published by Harrison & Co. April 1. 1795.
Engraving and letterpress. Plate of image 63 x 58mm (2½ x 2¼"); printed area 185 x 89mm (7¼ x 3½").
George Anson (1697-1762), admiral and naval reformer. From 1740 to 1744 he sailed around the world attacking the Spanish in the Pacific, burning Payta in Peru, and capturing the Manila galleon with a treasure of half a million pounds. He was twice Lord of the Admiralty from 1751-6 and again from 1757-62.
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