Mauritius 2010 Bicentenary of the Battle of Grand Port

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 28th August 2010
  • two values
  • Designed by: Nitish Peechen
  • Printed by: BDT International Security Printing, Ireland
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 27½mm x width 44mm
  • Perforations: 13.4 x 13.4

Bicentenary of the Battle of Grand Port (French victory), August 22 to 23, 1810

R14 ~ detail from painting Combat de Grand Port, by Pierre Julien Gilbert, showing grounded and burning Royal Navy vessel
R21 ~ French map of the Île de la Passe
The fortified Île de la Passe controlled the Grand Port, principal harbour on Île de France (Mauritius). The French trapped three of the four Royal Naval ships in the shallow bay, where they grounded (and were set on fire)

Sheet stamps