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Lot 215: Naval Print, 1781: Centurion and Acapulco
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
"The Engagement of the Centurion and Acapulco..."
c. 1781, Revolutionary War, Naval Print "The Engagement of the Centurion and Acapulco, off Cape Espiritu Santo, in which the latter was taken", Choice Very Fine.
Overall size 12.5" x 9", plate size 9" x 11". Published in London by Alexander Hogg for use as an illustration in a book. The two ships are shown exchanging broadsides, with the British Centurion appearing to have the upper hand over the Spanish ship.