Commencement of the Battle of Trafalgar_ Oct.r. 21.st. 1805.Plate I.
Publish'd March 1. 1817, at 48 Strand, for J. Jenkin's Naval Achievements.
Handcoloured aquatint. Plate: 300 x 220mm, (12 x 8¾"). Very large margins.
A naval scene showing the battle between the British fleet under then command of Admiral Nelson and Admiral Collingwood and the combined Spanish and French navy under the command of Admiral Villeneuve off the coast of Cadiz. The print shows Nelson's revolutionary idea of facing the enemy in two columns, perpendicular to the enemy line, breaking away from the traditional method of fighting in two parrallel columns. The victory destroyed Napoleon's plans to invade Great Britain. From 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793-1817' by J.Jenkins.
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