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The Memorable Battle of La Belle Alliance fought at Waterloo in the Netherlands June 18.th, 1815
The Memorable Battle of La Belle Alliance fought at Waterloo in the Netherlands June 18.th, 1815 between the French and Allied Forces, the French commanded by Buonaprte the British and Allies by the Duke of Wellington and Prince Blucher. the result of this hard fought Battlewas the total overthrow of the French Army who were compell'd to retreat into France with the loss of 210 Pieces of Cannon, Buonaparte's own Carriage, Breasures Baggage, &c. &c. the loss in this affair was dreadful. Buonaparte in his own account confesses to have lost near 60,000 Men. ths loss of the British & Allies was immense, yet trifling compared to that of the French.
Published by W. Bishop Rolls Buildings Fetter Lane London [n.d., c.1816].
Etching on two sheets conjoined, total 590 x 890mm (22¾ x 35"), with large margins. Edges of sheets chipped, splits on folds, some creasing and spotting.
A large popular print of the Battle of Waterloo, La Belle Alliance in the background, with a seven-point key marking Wellington, Blucher and 'Buonaparte escaping'. Extremely rare: we have been unable to trace another example.
[Ref: 61740]   £1,500.00  
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