The Boats of His Majesty's Sloop Procris, containing Ninety Officers, Seamen and Soldiers, commanded by Captain Robert Maunsell, attacking and Capturing off the Coast of Java on the 31.st. day of July 1811.Six French Gunboats mounting each one Thirty two and one Eighteen Pounder Cammpmad, and manned with upwards of three hundred Sailors and Soldiers. This print is respectfully dedicated to the Captain by hi obedient Servant W. J. Huggins.
...and Published for the Proprietor April 1837 at 105 Leadenhall Street, London.
Rare aquatint, printed in colour with some hand colour. J Whatman watermark 1836; Sheet: 545 x 400mm, (21½ x 16"). Trimmed within plate. Small repaired tear top left in margin.
An extremely fine naval image showing the confrontation of the British and the French off the coast of Java. The British, under the command of Capt. Robert Maunsell (1785-1845) discovered a convoy of local canoes and French gunboats at the mouth of the Indromayo river in Java. The British gunfire made little impact so they launched their boats and boarded and captured five of the French ships whilst blowing up a sixth.
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