Paris: M. Godefroy, [ 1784]. Sixteen engraved plates: engraved titlepage with vignettes, twelve scenes, two maps, and a final plate celebrating the peace of 1783. Quarto. 19th-century red morocco, rebacked; spine gilt, gilt dentelles. Light foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM38655
A very nice collection of Revolutionary views, one of the few contemporary publications to illustrate scenes from the Revolution. The first leaf is an engraved title with explanatory text and vignettes of battles. The plates illustrate the tarring and feathering of a tax collector; the battle of Lexington; the surrender at Saratoga; the attack of French forces on the island of Dominica; the surrender of Senegal; the capture of Grenada; Galvez capturing Pensacola; the capture of Tobago; the surrender of Cornwallis; and three more scenes of fighting on Guadeloupe; with two sheets of maps, and a series of vignettes commemorating the Treaty of Versailles in 1783. Howes calls this the first French book to mention the United States on the titlepage. Scarce. HOWES C576, "aa." SABIN 68421. CRESSWELL 303-307, 333-342. OCLC 3944245. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 359.