Auction 140, Lot 856

"View of the Landing at Rangoon of Part of the Combined Forces From Bengal and Madras, Under the Orders of Sir Archd. Campbell, K. C. B. on the 11th of May 1824",

Subject: Military, Naval Battle

Period: 1825 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 11.5 inches
36.8 x 29.2 cm

This detailed aquatint shows a battle scene at Rangoon, Burma which was part of the first of three Anglo-Burmese Wars during the 19th century. In this campaign, the British sent thousands of troops under General Archibald Campbell and numerous ships under Captain Frederick Marryat to attack Rangoon by sea. The campaign resulted in the capture of the city on May 11th, 1824.. Sporadic fighting continued in 1825 and 1826, with the Burmese finally surrendering on February 24th, 1826 ceding control of Assam, Manipur, Cachar and Jaintia as well as Arakan and Tenasserim. Drawn by Lt. Joseph Moore, engraved by H. Pyall and published in Eighteen Views taken at & Near Rangoon.


Condition: A

There is one minute hole in the sky only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/23/2012