Paris. Ponce et Godefroy, c.. 4to, 26x 22.5cm, un-paginated, Being: 16 numbered engraved plates, (including engraved title-page & 2 maps), plate #4 unnumbered, each plate with descriptive engraved text, the contents are listed on the last plate, bound in recent hand-made paper over boards with original tissue guards, black stamped titles along the spine, some light foxing throughout, the plates are clean clear strike, fine condition thus. Item #40644
Sabin 68421; Howes C582. This collection of engraved plates provide a visual history of some of the key events of the American Revolution. The views include several small vignettes on first and final plates; the capture of a tax-collector; the Battle of Lexington; the surrender at Saratoga; the taking of Senegal, Grenada, Tobago, and Dominica; the capture of Pensacola by Galvez; Cornwallis' surrender; the skirmish at St-Eustache; the siege of Fort St-Philippe in Minorca; the attack on St. Chrisopher; a map of the various European settlements in what became the United States; four small maps of the English concessions to France and Spain by the Treaty of 1783; the final leaf consists of a review of the Treaty of Versailles, with several small vignettes and a listing of all the plates.