A Representation of the Taking of the Cato and Jason, Two French Men of War... by His Majesty's Ship Valiant...
SERRES Dominic (1787)
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Line engraving by Skelton after Serres, 10" x 15". Some slight foxing and light overall browning, a little trimmed down to within the plate mark, but on the whole very good. James Fittler, November,
Cust Collection 90. One of a pair of engravings issued by Fittler. The Valiant was part of a squadron under Lord Hood which encountered the two French ships in the Mona Passage to the West of Porto Rico. In the engagement she lost only ten out of a complement of five hundred and sixty-five, the French lost one hundred of over seven hundred. This plate shows "the situation of the Cato and Jason within two point blank Shot of each other. The Valiant attacking the Cato, and the Jason edging down and firing to support her." Uncommon.
Stock Code: 83056