This View of the Capture of Amoy on the Coast of China, on the 26th August, 1841;by Her Majesty's Combined Forces, under Vice Admiral Sir William Parker, K.C.B. and Lieut. General Sir Hugh Gough, K.C.B. Is with permission humbly dedicated to his Royal Majesty Prince Albert, &c. &c. by His Royal Highnesses most faithfull & devoted Servant, R.B. Crawford, Lieut. R.N.
London, Published Sept.r 1st 1842, by Ackermann & Co., 96 Strand.
Aquatint, printed in black and blue, hand finished. 360 x 540mm (14 x 25"). Repaired tears, edges rubbed.
Plate 2 (of 4) of a series illustrating the British capture of Amoy during the First Opium War. Here the British fleet is bombarding the forces defending the approaches to the city prior to the landing of the troops that silenced the Chinese artillery. The following day the British marched into the city.
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