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Title: Brief van een Fransche volontair, aan boord van's lands kotter-schip Ajax; gecommandeerd door den Heere Graave van Welderen, in dato 9 Augustus. ... Nog heeft men een brief geschreven aan boord van het schip De Admiraal Generaal, gecommandeert by Capitein van Kinsbergen ...
Description: Amsterdam, Hendrik Willem & Cornelis Dronsberg, (1781).Broadside. Ca. 39 x 23,5 cm.Two letters of participants at the Dutch side in the naval battle of Dogger Bank against the English, describing the details of the hostilities and their outcome.The Battle of Dogger Bank was a naval battle that took place on 5 August 1781 during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War in the North Sea, contemporaneously related to the American Revolutionary War, the Dutch had for several years been supplying the Americans and shipping French supplies to the Americans, in support of the American war effort. It was a bloody encounter between a British squadron under Vice Admiral Sir Hyde Parker and a Dutch squadron under Vice Admiral Johan Zoutman, both of which were escorting convoys. Casualties on both sides were high, the Dutch celebrated the battle as victory.Knuttel 19579f.

Keywords: Dutch maritime history

Price: EUR 302.50 = appr. US$ 328.77 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 35607