Battle of the Bidassoa c1813
Peninsular War : Battle of the Bidassoa Oct 9th c1813 London Published Nov 1st 1815 by J. Jenkins, 48 Strand. An original aquatint print from "The Martial achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies from 1799 to 1815. London: Printed for James Jenkins, No 48, Strand, By L. Harrison & J. C. Leigh, 373 Strand.
Original aquatint engraving on medium weight wove paper with fine hand colour. Drawing by William Heath (delt) with aquatint engraving by D. Havell (sculpt).
Good overall condition with exceptional original colour and wide margins. The plate has the date of publication and the name of the publisher beneath the engraved title. The approx engraved area of the plate is 8.5" x 7.75" (215mm x 195mm) including the engraved title text. Engraved plate mark area is approx 8.5 x 11.75 (215mm x 300mm). The large sheet size is approx 11.5" x 14" (290mm x 355mm).
The Battle fought during the Peninsular War; Wellington’s army crossing the River Bidassoa into France. British, Portuguese and Spanish troops against the French. General the Earl of Wellington against Marshal Soult. The British, Portuguese and Spanish forced the French back from the River Bidassoa.
A genuine antique print over 200 years old.