Le Tonnant, au combat d'Aboukir. (Le 1.er Aout 1798.) [The Battle of the Nile. 1st. August 1798].
Paris. E. Morier. Edit rue St. André des Arts, 52. [n.d., c. 1850].
Fine hand coloured lithograph. Framed. Printed area: 280 x 430mm (11 x 17"). Unexamined out of frame.
HMS Tonnant of the French Fleet, in the command of Admiral F. P. Brueys, under heavy fire from HMS Majestic of the British Fleet, in the command of Admiral Horatio Nelson, during the Battle of the Nile on August 1st 1798. The battle took place at Aboukir bay, off the coast of Egypt and was the climax of a naval campaign that had ranged across the Mediterranean during the previous three months. A large French convoy sailed from Toulon to Alexandria under the command of General Napoleon Bonaparte who sought to invade Egypt as the first step in a campaign against British India, in an effort to drive Britain out of the French Revolutionary Wars. In the battle, the British forces, under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson (later Lord Nelson), defeated the French. A description of the action is inscribed in French beneath the image.
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