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Records: 1 to 9 of 9
  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 ($364 • €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 ($364 • €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 ($390 • €340 rates)


  ASIA 
 Philippines 

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British occupation of Manila during the Seven Years' War]
Isles Philippines. Nuremberg: Raspe, c.1764. Original colour. 200 x 270mm.
A scarce map of the Philippines during the Seven Years' War, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). During the Seven Years' War between Britain and France, Spain felt that British successes were a threat to them and joined the French. It had been the policy of Britain to attack France through their colonies, so a plan was hatched to capture the Philippines. Arriving in Manila Bay on the 24th September 1762, the Royal Navy bombarded the city on the 5th October, and on the 6th the force of British regulars and East East Company soldiers took the city with little resistance. The British began pillaging the city of both valuables and documents, then extorted an agreement for a ransom to stop, although this was never paid. Despite the British claims to have captured the Philippines, lack of resources meant they were contained in Manila, with Spanish resistance, with native support, outnumbering them. This was the situation until the end of the war, concluded by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. However, as the signatories did not know Manila was in the hands of the British, no mention of the Philippines appears in the terms, and so Manila was just handed back, without its valuables, in April 1764. This map is based on the one drawn for the account of Admiral Anson's capture of the Manila galleon in 1743; almost twenty years later Anson, as First Lord of the Admiralty, was the architect of this plan to seize Manila.
[Ref: 18774]    £950.00 ($1,234 • €1,076 rates)


 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 ($520 • €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 ($585 • €510 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 ($325 • €283 rates)


 Germany 

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The Battle of Wilhelmsthal, during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Action bey Græbenstein und Wilhemsthal den 24. Junii 1762. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 190 x 330mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the Battle of Wilhelmsthal in Hanover on 21st July 1762, during the Seven Years' War, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). Realising the Seven Years' War was coming to a close, France made a final attempt to occupy Hanover. However, at the Battle of Wilhemsthal, the Allied army of British, Prussian, Hanoverian, Brunswicker and Hessian troops, command of the Duke of Brunswick, nearly surrounded the superior French army and broke them, forcing them to retreat in confusion. The British 5th Regiment of Foot captured a large numbert of French grenadiers: they were awarded the privilege of wearing the grenadiers' caps, which, in modified form, remained part of theirt uniform for over a century.
[Ref: 12941]    £160.00 ($208 • €181 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The Battle of Nauheim, during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Action bey Friedberg zwischen denen Franzosen u: Allürten den 20. August Aº 1762. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 215 x 305mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the Battle of Nauheim (or Johannisberg) during the Seven Years' War, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). After their defeat at the Battle of Wilhemsthal on on June 24, 1762, the French iwithdrew across the Fulda and dug in to a defensive position to wait for the Prince de Condé's army to join them. Ferdinand, the Prince of Brunswick, moved the opposing Allied army to try to keep the two French armies apart. This battle, was fought for control of the high ground at the Johannisberg. The allies had to withdraw after considerable loss.
[Ref: 12949]    £125.00 ($162 • €142 rates)


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