Rare early view showing Comte D'Estaing's capture of Grenada on July 2, 1779, during the American Revolutionary War.
The view appeared in Nicolas Ponce and Francois Godefroy's Recueil d'estampes représentant les différents événements de la guerre qui a procuré l'indépendance aux Etats unis de l'Amérique, first publlshed in Paris in 1783.
Off Beauséjour Point, D'Estaing anchored his fleet near the Grenadan capital, St. George's, and then led his 2,500-man army ashore. The British under Governor Macartney adopted a defensive posture, entrenching atop the Hospital Hill strong point with several hundred men and field artillery. The French advanced in three columns under Édouard Dillon while d'Estaing's ships bombarded the position. About 11:00 p.m. the assault columns came into contact with the British defenders, driving them off Hospital Hill in confusion. By next morning the heights were in French hands. On 4 July Macartney sued for peace.