The British Navy
20.5 x 15.5 inches
A fascinating group of three etchings in bold original colour depicting various battle ships in the Royal Navy. Engraved by Baston, Harris and Sartor after the designs of Thomas Baston and published in London circa 1760.
There was no doubt who the most powerful maritime nation was in the middle of the C18th. England and her Royal Navy dominated the high seas from the Far East through the Mediterranean and out to the West Indies. The might of the British navy was known throughout the western world and here we have three fine examples of ships that were amongst the most important in the fleet. Victories against the French and farther afield in India in the 1750s secured the navy's reputation and lay the foundation for future successes and imperial expansion throughout the late C18th and early C19th.
£1800 Set of 3