To Captain Sawyer, and Captain Pownall, this view of the Hermione, a Spanish Register Ship is most Humbly Inscribed by their most Obedt. Servt. R. Wright. This immensly rich Prize, was taken off Cape St. Vincent, May 31. 1762, by his Majesty's Frigate the Active, and the Favourite Sloop of War, and reckoned worth a million Sterling. Her Money and Plate was landed at Portsmouth, and conveyed to London in Twenty Waggons, escorted by a Party of Light Horse; and it is remarkable that the Tower Guns were firing on account of the Birth of the Prince of Wales, as the Waggons were going by St. James's Gate. The Hermione was a Spanish Frigate of War of Twenty four Guns, draughted by an English Builder at Cadiz, and was the Ship that fired several Broadsides into the Antigallican when she lay there, with her value-able French Prize, which was detained by the most unjust Proceedings of the Spaniards.
Published as the Act directs Novr. 1. 1762.
Etching, sheet 350 x 480mm. Trimmed to plate and laid on card.
Ships in the background to left and right captioned 'Favourite' and 'Active'.
Not in Parker.
[Ref: 7408] £470.00