View of the conquest of St Eustatius by the French in 1781
Kok, W. / Sallieth, Mattheus de
View of the conquest of St Eustatius by the French in 1781.
This is a proof copy of one of the prints contained in the pilot publication of 'Atlas der Geschiedenissen van onzen Tyd'. After this pilot edition the series was discontinued.
Cf. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, inv. nr. FM 4459, FM 4473a and FM 4473c.
During the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780-1784) the WIC lost St Eustatius to the English. The French recaptured the island. At the Peace of Paris the island was returned to the Republic along with the other West Indian possessions.
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