New York: . Stipple engraving, 9-1/8" x 12." Half-length portrait of Macdonough in uniform, within oval border resting on two dolphin heads. Lightly toned, right blank margin chipped. Else Very Good.
Commander Macdonough was the man of the hour after his "brilliant and extraordinary victory" over the British at Plattsburg Bay, in Lake Champlain. "The battle of Plattsburg was one of the most decisive engagements ever fought by the American navy. Before it took place the British planned to make the Great Lakes British waters. Macdonough's victory caused the enemy's army to retreat into Canada and left the government of Great Britain no ground upon which to claim territorial adjustments at Ghent" [DAB].
Stauffer 1060. Item #37100