‘Gevecht tusschen de Hollandsche Fregatten Castor, Kapitein Pieter Melvill en Briel, Kapitein Gerard Oorthuis; en de Engelsche Fregatten Flora, Kapitein William Peere Williams en Crescent, Kapitein Thomas Pakenham, Voorgevallen den 30.en May 1781, op de hoogte van Kaap St. Marie’. (text also in French.)’
Etching / engraving, handcoloured on handlaid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 44 x 37 cm. (17,3 x 14,6 inch). Image size: 42,5 x 29 cm. (16,7 x 11,4 inch).
This attractive print was published around 1788 in Augsburg. From a series of 4.
Made by ‘Joseph Marianus’ after ‘Anonymous’. Publisher: Georg Balthasar Probst (1732 ? 1801) was a German artist, engraver and publisher in Augsburg, a major European publishing center in the 17th and 18th centuries. He produced architectural views of places around the world, including vues d?optique, which were published in various places during the last half of the 18th century, including Paris, Augsburg and London.
Condition: Good, given age. Overall staining , folding and creasing. Paper added on the reverse in the margins for strenghtening. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: NAVAL BATTLE-CADIZ-DUTCH AND ENGLISH FRIGATES-CANONS FIRING-WRECK-SEA