The Glorious defeat of the French Fleet under the Command of Marshal Conflans, off Belle Isle, on the 20th of November 1759,by a Fleet of His Majesty's Ships, under the Command of the Hon.ble Sir Edw.d Hawke, Adm.l of the Blue & K.t of the most Hon.ble Order of the Bath, & c. whereby they were prevented Escorting a Body of Forces to Invade the British Dominions. 1.
London printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Mapseller No. 53 Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1768].
Hand coloured engraving with very small margins. Platemark: 172 x 275mm (6¾ x 10¾"). Fine hand colouring.
A scene depicting the naval battle of Quiberon Bay, which took place on 20th November 1759 during the Seven Years' War in Quiberon Bay, off the coast of France near St. Nazaire. The British Admiral Sir Edward Hawke, with 24 ships, caught up with a French fleet, under the command of Marshal de Conflans. After hard fighting, the British sank, captured, or forced aground six of the French fleet, and dispersed the rest, giving the Royal Navy one of it's greatest victories, as part of the Annus Mirabilis of 1759.
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