S.r. Richard Strachan's Action with the French, off Rochefort: Nov.r.2.1805. in which the four French Ships were taken.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Very rare. Plate: 270 x 200mm, (10½ x 8"). Mint.
A rapidly printed plan of the battle between four British ships, under the command of Strachan, and four French ships under Dumanoir le Pelley off the coast of La Rochelle. The text states, 'The Action commenced about noon and at half past three is ceased, the enemy having fought to admination, & not surrendering till their Ships were unmanagable.' The four French ships were in fact the four surviving ships from the Franco-Spanish line at the Battle of Trafalgar.
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