Capture & Destruction of Four Spanish Frigates, Oct.r. 5.th. 1804.
Publish'd March 1. 1817, 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 four Spanish ships Mercedes, Fama, Medea and Clara, which were carrying treasure, by the British ships Indefatigable, Medusa, Amphion and Lively. The scene shows the moment Mercedes blew up. The total cargo was valued at £1,000,000. From 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793-1817' by J.Jenkins.
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