Plate II. Battle of the Nile, Aug.t. 1.st. 1798.
London Pub April 1. 1816, at Strand, for J. Jenkins's Naval Achievements.
Hand coloured aquatint. Plate: 300 x 215mm, (11¾ x 8½"). Very large margins.
Naval scene showing a scene from the Battle of Aboukir Bay in which the French Admiral's ship the Orient was blown up after being fired upon by the Bellerophon. Nelson, having discovered the fleet of French ships anchored in Aboukir Bay led a fleet of fifteen ships against the enemy. This action destroyed most of Napoleon's fleet leaving his army stranded in Egypt. From 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793-1817' by J.Jenkins.
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