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DIARIO DE LAS OPERACIONES CONTRA LA PLAZA DE PANZACOLA 1781.
Madrid: Jose Porrua Turanzas, 1959. 90pp. plus plates. Quarto. Original cream printed wrappers bound into half red morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Internally clean. Near fine. Item #WRCAM49750
"Segunda edicion con tres planos." From an edition limited to 200 copies. Second edition, after the first of 1781, of an important document of the American Revolution in the South, being a description of the Spanish attack on Pensacola in 1781. In 1779, Spain joined France in aiding the Americans against the British in the Revolution; however, Spanish goals were mainly self-serving, and she particularly wished to regain Florida, lost to Britain in the Peace of 1763 which concluded the French and Indian War. With this in mind, the energetic Viceroy Bernardo de Galvez organized an expedition from Havana against the British base at Pensacola, the capital of the Province of West Florida (including the present Florida panhandle, southern Alabama and Mississippi, and Louisiana as far as the Mississippi River). The plates show facsimile plans of the attack. 1781 edition: SABIN 26475. PALAU 96980. STREETER SALE 1191. HOWES P59, "b." SERVIES 567.