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French Plans of the Battle of the Nile, 1798

Posted by Sam Willis, on May 17th, 2013

These plans come from a magnificent collection of battle dispatches held in the British Library (Add. MSS 23207). All of the admirals’s dispatches from the major fleet battles 1794-1806 were gathered together by the Lords of the Admiralty in 1821 and then, in 1859, they were bound in a magnificent velvet volume decorated with exquisite gilt clasps... Become A Member

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