View of the landing at Rangoon of part of the Combined Forces from Bengal and Madras,Under the Orders of Sir Arch.d Campbell, K.C.B. on the 11th of May 1824.
Published Oct.r 1. 1825 by Kingsbury, Parbury & Allen, 6 Leadenhall Str.t & T. Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill, London.
Hand-coloured aquatint. 330 x 425mm (13 x 16¾"). Repaired holes, other paper weaknesses.
An amphibious landing by British forces, attacking Rangoon, at the time a wooden stockade, during the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-6). General Sir Archibald Campbell, 1st Bart (1769 - 1843) led 10,000 men to Yangon (Rangoon) and took the city with little resistance. In May of 1824, after fortifying the Shwedagon Pagoda compound, Campbell launched attacks on Burmese lines, and by the end of July 1824, he had successfully pushed the Burmese towards Kamayut, enough to repel Burmese efforts to retake the city. From the first series of 'Views taken at or near Rangoon, and Combined operations in the Birman Empire', by Lieutenant Joseph Moore, published in two series 1825-26.
Abbey Travel 404; NMM: PAG9111.
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