Fürstllung der nach Gibraltar zum Entsatz bestimmten Französischen Flotte unter dem Admiral Pointy, wie Sie von dem Admiral Lacke aufgeschlagen worden den 24. Martii, Anno 1705
Engraving shows many ships in battle in the harbor near Gibraltar engaged at the end of the siege on March 24, 1705. Also shown is the harbor and fortress castle on the hill above the water. Includes key to descriptive locations in the print labeled A-E. Includes location of the ships under the command of French Admiral Bernard Desjean, Baron de Pointis (1645-1707) and of English Admiral John Leake (1656-1720). The Twelfth Siege of Gibraltar was fought against the French and Spanish during the War of the Spanish Succession between September 1704 and May 1705 after the capture in August 1704 of the fortress city of Gibraltar, by an Anglo-Dutch naval force.
Title from ribbon caption at top of print.
Reference copy in LOT 4601, no. 240.
Illustration in: Hauslab Album, plate 240.
Original album; Purchase; 1950.
Formerly: PR13 CN1950:R01. Originals were housed in blind-tooled morocco album 11 x 17 in. Original binding in P&P Suppl. Archives.