Published July 30 1785 by J. Fielding Pater Noster Row.
Engraving, rare with small margins; platemark 175 x 115mm (7 x 4˝"). Foxing to edges; laid on backing sheet.
Jean Baptiste Charles Henri Hector, comte d'Estaing (1729–1794), French general and admiral. After France entered the American War of Independence in 1778, d'Estaing led a fleet to aid the Americans, participating in unsuccessful sieges of Newport, Rhode Island (1778) and Savannah (1779). During the French Revolution, d'Estaing's sypathy for the French royal family led to his execution. He served in India and was captured. He was successful in Muscat and Sumatra. Before he was guillatined he wrote: "After my head falls off send it to the British, they will pay a good deal for it!"
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