26th Oct, 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Implacable)

 
  Lot 26
 

26

THE EXECUTION OF ADMIRAL BYNG<br/>with an eye...

THE EXECUTION OF ADMIRAL BYNG
with an eye witness account of the last moments of Admiral Byng ..He threw his Hat on the Deck, kneel'd on a Cushion, tied one Handkerchief over his Eyes, and dropped the other as a Signal, on which a Volley from Six Marines was fired, five of whose Bullets went through him, and he was in an Instant no more.., in an original issue of the London Chronicle (also known as The Universal Evening Post) for March 17, 1757, page 5 (261) cols 2-3 with a 47 line report, duty stamp to lower corner of page 2

Estimated at £40 - £60


 
THE EXECUTION OF ADMIRAL BYNG
with an eye witness account of the last moments of Admiral Byng ..He threw his Hat on the Deck, kneel'd on a Cushion, tied one Handkerchief over his Eyes, and dropped the other as a Signal, on which a Volley from Six Marines was fired, five of whose Bullets went through him, and he was in an Instant no more.., in an original issue of the London Chronicle (also known as The Universal Evening Post) for March 17, 1757, page 5 (261) cols 2-3 with a 47 line report, duty stamp to lower corner of page 2