Englands Glory. The Bombarding of Gueldre by a Body of Troups belonging to the King of Prussia. October 1703.
Coloured engraving. Plate: 480 x 350mm, (19 x 13¾"). Repaired tear in top edge.
The siege of the Spanish-held city of Geldern by the Prussians, February-December 1703, part of the War of the Spanish Succession. It shows cannon and a mortar firing at the burning city, with cannonballs being heated and gun carriages being repaired. The print was published thirty-five years after the event as part of the anti-Spanish propaganda in the build-up to the War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-48).
[Ref: 38179] £260.00