A. Rooland. “De Schlagt tussen de Hollandse Fregatte…en de Engelse Fregatte…den 30 May 1781 op de Hoogale van de Caap St. Marie geschiet is.”
Augsburg: Georg Balthasar Probst, ca. 1781. 11 x 16. Engraving by G.M. Probst. Original hand color. Trimmed close to image and text. Some old creases, printer’s wrinkles and chipping; expertly conserved and lined with rice paper.
A print showing a sea battle during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780-1784). On May 29, 1781, two Dutch frigates, the Castor and Den Briel, on their way to escort a Dutch fleet, ran into two English ships, the Flora and the Crescent. The Dutch ships ran off the British frigates, but the next day the British returned and engaged the Dutch in a fierce battle. The Castor was forced to surrender to the Flora, but this was followed by the Crescent striking to Den Briel, the only time during this war that a British ship lost a naval battle to the Dutch.