This detailed picture is an original steel engraving. It was published in 1854 in "The Illustrated London News". It shows the Departure Of The Ocean French Fleet From Brest.
It shows the following details: Hercule, Towed By Caffarelli, 450 Horse Power; Jean-bart, 650 Horse Power, Towed Out Later In The Day, By Primanguet; Austerlitz, 650 Horse Power, Remains At Brest; Duguesclin, Towed Out By Primanguet, 400 Horse Power Rear-admiral Charner's Flagship; Montebello, 160 Horse Power, Bruat's Flagship; Borda Old Midshipmen's Schoolship; Thetis, Old Frigate, Sailors' Boys' Schoolship And Practice Brig; Entrance Of Brest Harbour, Horse Shoe Battery, Portsic Point, Lighthouse, And Battery, 1854.
The reverse side of the engraving is a page of the "The Illustrated London News" of March 11th 1854. It would look even more beautiful when framed in a simple frame.
Published : London, England 1854
Size : circa 10 1/2 x 16 inches
Condition: Very good condition with nice color and light tanning giving it a vintage look. Please see pictures
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