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NH 66156 "Lord Nelson engaging the Toulon Fleet off the mouth of the Nile," Battle of the Nile, 1 August 1798.

"Lord Nelson engaging the Toulon Fleet off the mouth of the Nile," Battle of the Nile, 1 August 1798.
Title: "Lord Nelson engaging the Toulon Fleet off the mouth of the Nile," Battle of the Nile, 1 August 1798.
Caption: Stipple engraving by R. Pollard after N. Pocock. Published in the "Naval Chronicle," January 1799, by Bunney and Co., London. "The Toulon Fleet, ranged in a line across the bay, are described with their heads to the westward. The battery is ahead of their line, opening a fire on the British Fleet, as it approaches in a body towards the enemy's centre and van. The wind is at N.W. The sun is setting." In the distance, from left to right, are the town of Rosetta, the mouth of the Nile, Pompey's Pillar, the castle and island of Aboukir, the old and new Alexandria.
Description: Original in Navy Department Library.
Catalog #: NH 66156
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Creator: Engraving by R. Pollard after N. Pocock.
After this Year: 1790
Before this Year: 1799
Original Medium: BW Photo, Engraving
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