"Battle of the Nile, Augt. 1st 1798", Jenkins, James
Period: 1816 (dated)
Publication: The Naval Achievements of Great Britain
Color: Hand Color
10.5 x 7 inches
26.7 x 17.8 cm
This fine aquatint illustrates an important battle in the Napoleonic Wars. The British fleet under Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated a French fleet, stranding Napoleon's army in Egypt. The battle established British naval superiority and was an important contribution to the growing fame of Admiral Nelson. Drawn by Thomas Whitcombe, a leading maritime painter of the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars, and engraved by Bailey.
Superb original color with only a few spots and tiny edge tears not affecting image