The Defeat of a French Squadron, Commanded by Mons. de la Clue, off Cape Lagos,on the 18th of August 1759 by a Squadron of his Majestys Ships under the Command of the Rt. Hon.ble Edward Boscawen Admiral of the Blue.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Mapseller, No.53 in Fleet Street.
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, 2 in right top corner; platemark 180 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Laid on card as issued.
The battle of Lagos during the Seven Years' War in which Admiral Boscawen's fleet gave chase to a French fleet under de la Clue. Boscawen was appointed General of Marines for his services in this British victory. From of a series of prints made from paintings by marine painter Francis Swain (c.1719-82) recording celebrated naval battles which were probably reduced copies of other engravings issued by the same publisher.
Parker 64 (not in, although a larger engraving, probably from the same picture by Swain, is listed and dated to c.1770)
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