Auction 92, Lot 422

"The Monmouth of 64 guns, taking the Foudroyant, a French man of War, of 84 Guns, on the 28, of Feb. 1758 in the Mediterranean",

Subject: Ships

Period: 1786 (dated)

Publication: Harrison's Edition of Rapin's History

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 8.8 inches
33 x 22.4 cm

Hand-colored copper engraving of the battle, which was fought at night under a full moon. The explanation below the title gives details of the battle: "In this action the English had 80 killed (including the Gallant Commander) & 80 wounded. The French 50 killed & 150 wounded. N.B. The Monmouth carries 12 & 24 pounders, the Foudroyant 24 & 42."

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Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/13/2000

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