Auction 104, Lot 653

"Combat Naval donnele 24 Aou. 1794 pres de Veles Malaga", La Feuille, Daniel de

Subject: Ships

Period: 1710 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 7 inches
25.9 x 17.8 cm

Great copper engraving depicting the Battle of Malaga fought during the War of the Spanish Succession. The French fleet of 52 ships, under Admiral Comte De Toulouse, came to support the Spanish counter attack but were intercepted by Admiral Sir George Rooke with 58 English and Dutch ships. The naval battle took place August 24th with the French finally withdrawing leaving the British to safeguard the recently captured Gibraltar. The scene is decorated with coats of arms and an elaborate inset map of the Strait of Gibraltar.


Condition: A

Two old repairs of minor loss in blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/10/2003