Capture of Le Desius, Nov.r. 25.th. 1796.
Published September 1, 1816, at 48, Strand, for J. Jenkins's Naval Achievements.
Handcoloured aquatint. Plate: 300 x 215mm, (11¾ x 8½"). Very large margins.
A naval scene showing the capture of the French ship Décius off the coast of Anguilla by Lapwing under the command of Captain Robert Barton. Unfortunately, on the following day Lapwing was persued by two French ships Thétis and Pensée and was obliged to set fire to Décius in order to prevent her being recaptured. From 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793-1817' by J.Jenkins.
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