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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [Map of Grenada during the Seven Years' War]
Karte von der Insel Grenada und den Grenadillen in Nord America, unter den Zwölsten Grad der Breite. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 225 x 300mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of Grenada and the Grenadines after Bellin, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). After the British had driven the French from Canada their attention was turned to their colonies in the West Indies. A fleet under Admiral George Rodney captured the French islands of Martinique, St Lucia and Grenada in early 1762, before moving on to Spanish-held Cuba, capturing Havana. Grenada & St Lucia were formally ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763, Martinique and Havana returned.
[Ref: 12916]    £280.00 ($378 • €317 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [Map of St Lucia during the Seven Years' War]
Karte von der Insel St Lucia von M.B. Ing de la Marine 1758. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 205 x 300mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of St Lucia after Bellin, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). After the British had driven the French from Canada their attention was turned to their colonies in the West Indies. A fleet under Admiral George Rodney captured the French islands of Martinique, St Lucia and Grenada in early 1762, before moving on to Spanish-held Cuba, capturing Havana. St Lucia & Grenadawere formally ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763, Martinique and Havana returned.
[Ref: 12920]    £280.00 ($378 • €317 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The English attack on Guadeloupe, during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Insuln Guadeloupe und Marie Galante. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 220 x 360mm.
A scarce map of the French islands of Guadeloupe and Marie Galante to illustrate the French surrender to the English on 1st May 1759, after a five-month campaign during the Seven Years' War. It was published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). British Prime Minister William Pitt had orchestrated a series of attacks on French colonies around the world, including the West Indies, Canada, Africa and India. In the Treaty of Paris (1763) Guadeloupe was returned to France in return for France giving up any claims on Canada.
[Ref: 13212]    £300.00 ($405 • €340 rates)


  ASIA 
 India 

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [Plan of the French fortress of Puducherry]
Grundriss des Französischen Haupt=Corntoirs Pondicheri in Ost-Indian, auf der Kuste von Coromandel. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 230 x 370mm.
A scarce plan of the French fortress of Pondicherry (Puducherry), published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). Founded in 1674 and becoming the main French settlement in India, it became a target for the British during the Seven Years' War. Early in 1761 the British captured it but returned it under the terms of the 'Treaty of Paris', 1763.
[Ref: 14461]    £400.00 ($540 • €453 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British attack on the French Colony of St Louis, Senegal]
Grundriss von dem Fort St Louis auf dem Eylande der Sanaga oder Senegal. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 220 x 370mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the French Fort St Louis, Senegal, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). It was the first permanent French settlement in Africa, an important trading post for slaves, hides, beeswax & ambergris. As such it became a target for the British during the Seven Years' War. In a plan devised by an American merchant, Thomas Cumming, two warships and 200 men suprised the French and took it without loss, striking a serious blow to the French economy. The British kept St Louis at the end of the war but the French recaptured it in 1779 during the American War of Independence and Britain signed it away in the 1783 Treaty of Paris.
[Ref: 12902]    £450.00 ($607 • €510 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 Ireland 

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The attack on Carrickfergus by a French Privateer, 1760]
Plan der Gegend von Irrland, wo A.º 1760 den 18 Febr: der See Avanturier u. Capt. Thurot bey A. gelandet und Carikfergus eingenomen, auch bis Bellast vorgedrungen, den 27 Febr: aber von den Engellaendischen See Capitain Elliot entsezet, und Thurot mit seinen Fregatten geschlagen, wobey derselbe selbst durch einen Canon Schuss gebliebe. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 225 x 370mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of Belfast Lough with a prospect of Carrickfergus Castle, illustrating the attack of the French privateer Captain Thurot in 1760, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). Captain François Thurot (1727-70) was in times of peace a smuggler and in wartime a privateer. In both the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-8) and the Seven Years' War (1756-63) he terrorised British shipping: between May and September 1756 he is said to have captured or sunk sixty vessels. In 1759, with France planning to invade south west England, Thurot was sent out at the head of a fleet on a diversionary attack on Scotland and Ireland. Bad weather split the group but Thurot continued around the coast of Scotland to attack Carrickfergus Castle, more in search of food and winter clothing than for any strategic reason. He held the town for five days, threatened nearby Belfast (here named 'Bellast twice) and received ransoms and supplies. He left Carrickfergus Lough as soon as adverse winds allowed, but the Royal Navy now knew where he was, and frigates were sent after him. He was found near the Mull of Galloway and in the ensuing battle Thurot was killed, much to British relief.
[Ref: 12901]    £380.00 ($513 • €431 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Poland 

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The Battle of Burkersdorf during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Königl. Preuss. Attaque der Kayserl. Königl. Postirung bey Berckersdord und Leutmansforf ohnweit Schweidniz in Schte Sien den 21 Juli Aº 1762. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 215 x 360mm. Stitch holes in left margin, impression weak.
A scarce map of the Battle of Burkersdorf (Burkatów, Silesia) on 21st July 1762, during the Seven Years' War, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). Frederick II of Prussia was desperate to recapture the town of Schweidnitz (Swidnica), when he had previously annexed and fortified, but lost to the Austrians earlier in 1762. As he and his Russian allies advanced towards Schweidnitz news arrived of the fall of Tsar Paul III and the withdrawal of Russia from the war on the orders of Catherine II. However Frederick was able to persuade the Russian commander to stay long enough to influence the actions of the Austrians. The Prussians won, then moved on to lay siege to Schweidniz.
[Ref: 12939]    £250.00 ($337 • €283 rates)


 Eastern Europe 

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The Battle of Toplitz during the Seven Years' War]
Plan von der zwischen einem Kayserl. Königlichen Corps unter dem Fürsten von Loewenstein, und einem Königl. Preussischen unter dem General von Seydlitz bey Toeplitz in Boehmen am 20. August 1762 vorgefallene Action. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 225 x 375mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the Battle of Toplitz, Bohemia, on 2nd August 1762 (not the 20th) during the Seven Years' War, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). The Prussians under Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz (1721-73, regarded as one of the greatest German cavalry commanders) moved into Bohemia, and were met by the Austrians under Brigadier Löwenstein, who were in good defensive positons around Toplitz (Teplice). The Prussians attacked at 4pm, but Seyditz had neither sufficient troops or ammunition to dislodge the Austrians and by 8am the Prussians withdrew.
[Ref: 12938]    £160.00 ($216 • €181 rates)


 Brittany 

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British 'Descent' on Cherbourg during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Stadt und Vestung Cherbourg auf der Französischen Küste von Bretagne welche Aº 1758 von den Engellaendern in Besüz genomen worden. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 230 x 380mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the British raid on Cherbourg in August 1758, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). This was the second of the 'Descents', lightning raids on the French coast championed by William Pitt in 1758. The first, on St Malo, had been a great success, as was this attack, in which the Cherbourg was taken and the defences destroyed, before the British withdrew after less than a week. However another attack on St Malo in September was a disaster, as the French were better prepared, bringing the 'Descents' to an end.
[Ref: 12926]    £250.00 ($337 • €283 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British 'Descent' on St Cast during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Bataille bey St Cast 4 Meillen von St Malo in Bretagne den 11 Sept: 1758 Zwischen den Engellandie und Franzoesischen Trouppen. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 230 x 370mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the British raid on St Cast in August 1758, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). This was one of the 'Descents', lightning raids on the French coast championed by William Pitt in 1758. The first, on St Malo in June, had been a great success, as was another on Cherbourg in August. However this attack on St Cast in September was a disaster, as the French were better prepared, bringing the 'Descents' to an end. Despite this the effect on French morale meant the raids had been worthwhile.
[Ref: 12927]    £250.00 ($337 • €283 rates)


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