Bombardment of Algiers, Aug.t. 27.th. 1816.
Published March 1. 1817 at 48 Strand for J. Jenkins's Naval Achievements.
Handcoloured aquatint. Plate: 300 x 215mm (11¾ x 8½"). Very large margins.
Following the massacre of 200 Corsican, Sicilian and Sardinian fisherman under British protection in May 1816 by the Deys of Algiers, Britain sent a squadron of nineteen ships to act against the forts of Algiers. On 27th August the fleet anchored and opened fire on the fortifications, the bombardment continued for eight hours only ceasing when the enemy's fleet was destroyed and the fortifications in ruins. Whilst the action took place Captain Brisbane had a meeting with the Dey of Algiers who agreed to return 1200 Christian slaves and various reparations. From 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793-1817' by J.Jenkins.
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