A Squadron at Anchor Preparing to Sail. [&] A Squadron under Sail to Form a Sine of Battle. [&] A Close Engagment. [&] The Enemy Strikeing their Flags.
Printed for Rob. Sayer. 53 Fleet Street.
Hand-coloured mezzotints with very large margins; rare complete in any state. Plate: 350 x 250mm, (13¾ x 9¾"). Later Impressions. Some damage within plates.
A set of four rare plates depicting at the Battle of the Nile in August 1798 in which the British Navy, under Lord Nelson, defeated the French following their invasion of Egypt. The set of four were originally published with the title in French as well as English, however this was later replaced with the title 'The Battle of the Nile 1798'.
Ex collection of The Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Not in Parker.
[Ref: 36573] £700.00