A View of Roseau in the Island of Dominique, with the Attack made by Lord Rollo, & Sr. James Douglas in 1760. 10.
London printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Mapseller No. 53 Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1768].
Hand coloured engraving, very small margins. Platemark: 172 x 275mm (6¾ x 10¾"). Fine hand colouring.
A reduced engraving from plate 10 of 'Scenographia Americana', or, 'A Collection of Views of North America and the West Indies [. . .] From Drawings Taken on the Spot, by Several Officers of the British Army and Navy', a twenty-eight print series of North American landscapes from Quebec to Guadeloupe, first published in London in 1768. The French island of Dominique (Dominica) in the Caribbean was captured by a British amphibious force on 6 June 1761 during the Seven Years War (1756-1763). Lord Andrew Rollo commanded the land forces, which included the 22nd and the 94th Regiments of Foot, and Commodore Sir James Douglas led the Royal Navy squadron. France formally ceded possession of the island as part of the Treaty of Paris in 1763.
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