[Glorious First of June] To Admiral Earl Howe Commander in Chief, Admirals Lord Graves, and Lord Bridport, Commanders in the Van and the Rear_ The Vice Admirals, Sir George Bowyer Bar.t _ Benj.n Caldwell Esq.r _ Sir Allan Gardner Bar.t and Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Pasley Bar.t _ The several Captains and Officers. This View of their gaining the Wind of the Enemy's Fleet on the Evening of the 29th of May 1797 which led to their Splendid Victory on the 1.st of June following _ Is most respectfully Inscribed _ By their Obedient Servants _ R. Dodd & B.B. Evans.
Published January the 25. 1795, by B.B. Evans Poultry London.
Aquatint. 503 x 736mm (19¾ x 29"). Some wear, laid on archival paper. Few repairs.
The Glorious First of June (Third Battle of Ushant) of 1794 was the first and the largest fleet action of the naval conflict between Great Britain and the French Republic during the French Revolutionary Wars.. Lord Howe led the British Fleet against the French Atlantic Fleet, commanded by Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse.
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