The New Art of War at Sea now first practis'd by the English Ships under the Command of the Prudent Admiral Bung[...] Most Hum-bug-ly Insrib'd to our Great & Good Allies, their High Mightynesses, as a Method Entirely New & never before practic'd by Britons.
Engraved broadsheet, sheet 225 x 380mm (8¾ x 15"). Tears to edges; slight crease through centre.
Satire on the Battle of Minorca, lost by the British under the command of Admiral Byng. This satire recommends Byng's execution, which subsequently came to pass, although he was executed by firing squad rather than the method suggested here, which is to attach the Admiral to the 'Mast of the Phoenix then to set her on fire, & with a fair Wind, send her into the Enemies Fleet'. The battle plan at the top of the sheet contrasts the 'old way' of combat with Byng's 'new manner' of staying at a great distance from the enemy. Captan Andrews and the French Admiral La Gallissonnière are also referenced.
BM Satires 3354
[Ref: 30779] £320.00