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Le Cte. d'Estaing laisse deux vaisseaux et trois frégates de son escadre à la poursuite de la frégate Anglaise la Mairmaide, et va mouiller avec le surplus dans la Delaware, la Mairmaide perdant tout espoir d'echap̃er se jette a la Cote ou elle s'echoue et voit tomber tous ses Mats

Author: Ozanne, Pierre
Date: 1778
Location: Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)

Dimensions: 24 x 40 cm.
Scale: Not drawn to scale
Call Number: RICHARD H. BROWN REVOLUTIONARY WAR MAP COLLECTION

 
DESCRIPTION

The original wash drawing displayed here was executed by marine painter Pierre Ozanne in 1778. This work was produced during the French naval campaign in America by Ozanne who witnessed the action at the entrance of the Delaware River on July 8, 1778. This battle is considered as the first naval event between the French and the English fleet of that campaign on the American coast.

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