RECUEIL D'ESTAMPES REPRESENTANT LES DIFFERENTS EVENEMENS DE LA GUERRE QUI A PROCURE L'INDEPENDANCE AUX ETATS UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE. Nicolas PONCE.

RECUEIL D'ESTAMPES REPRESENTANT LES DIFFERENTS EVENEMENS DE LA GUERRE QUI A PROCURE L'INDEPENDANCE AUX ETATS UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE

Paris: M. Ponce et M. Godefroy, [1784]. First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong quarto (12-3/4" x 9-3/4") bound in recent calf-backed boards with a gilt-decorated spine and gilt-lettered morocco spine label. This copy complete with 16 engraved plates plus 2 additional plates bound at the end. Includes an engraved title page with vignettes (HOWES C576: the first French book to mention the United States on the title page), twelve plates of scenes, two maps, and a final plate celebrating the peace of 1783. One of the few contemporary publications with illustrated scenes from the Revolution, this copy has wider margins than others we have examined. The plates are: 1. Precis de cette guerre. 2. John Malcom. 3. Journee de Lexington. 4. Sarratoga. 5. Prise de la Dominique. vi. Prise du Senegal. 7. Prise de l'isle de la Grenade. 8. Prise de Pensacola. 9. Prise de Tabago. 10. Reddition de l'armee du Lord Cornwallis. 11. Surprise de St. Eustache. 12. Siege du Fort S. Philippe. 13. Attaque de Brimstomhill. 14. Carte des Etats Unis. 15. Cartes particulieres des concessions faites par l'Angleterre a la France et a l'Espagne par le traite de 1783. 16. Precis du traite de paix, signe a Versailles le 3 septembre 1783. The additional two plates are in the same style but are related to the slightly later French Revolution: 1. La honte du forfait , n'est que pour le coupable. 2. The heroisme du jeune desilles. A clean copy of this interesting book. Near Fine. Item #014614

Price: $3,500.00

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