Item #P5287 Battle of the Nile. Capt. James Weir.
Capt. James Weir

Battle of the Nile.

London: J. Bryden, 1800. Notes: Spectacular view depicting Battle of the Nile from drawings taken on the spot by Capt. J. Weir of Marines H.M.S. Audacious.
The Battle of the Nile was an important naval battle of the French Revolutionary Wars between a British fleet commanded by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson and a French fleet under Vice-Admiral François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers. It took place on the evening and early morning of August 1 and August 2, 1798. French losses have been estimated to have been as high as 1,700 dead (including Vice-Admiral Brueys) and 3,000 captured. British losses were 218 dead. The battle established British naval superiority during the remainder of the French Revolutionary Wars, and was an important contribution to the growing fame of Admiral Nelson., Image Size : 428x700 (mm), 16.85x27.56 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 500x757 (mm), 19.69x29.80 (Inches), Coloring: Hand Colored, Medium: Aquatint, Categories: Naval;. Very Good, with skillful restoration. Item #P5287

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