Sr Cloudislly Shovel Knight Rear Admiral of the Red on Board their Majesties Ship the Royal William in ye late defeat given to the French and also Lieutenant Colonel of one of their Majesties Marine Regiments. Engraved by JI Smith after W.De Rýck. Circa.1692. Good impression on laid paper minor edge damages to no real detriment. Thread margins. 25.1 by 36.5 cms. Admiral of the Fleet Sir Cloudesley Shovell 1650-1707 rose through the ranks of the Royal Navy and became a popular hero after fighting many important Naval engagements of the late 17th.Century. His spectacular career ended with the disastrous shipwrecking of the Fleet off the Scilly Isles.