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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

SOULES, Henri. [A near-contemporary plan of the Battle of Yorktown]
Plan d'York en Virginie avec les attaques et les Campemens de l'Armée combinée de France et d'Amerique. Paris: Buisson, 1787. Original colour. 300 x 390mm, on blue-tinted paper. Lower left margin trimmed by binder and reinstated.
A plan of the last major battle of the American Revolution, when a joint Franco-American army forced the British army under General Cornwallis to surrender. It was published in 'Histoire des Troubles de L'Amerique Anglaise, Ecrite sur les Memoires les Plus Authentiques' by François Soules, regarded as the best French history of the war.
[Ref: 18299]    £800.00 ($1,031 • €906 rates)


TRUMBULL, John. [The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill]
The Battle At Bunkers Hill Near Boston, June 17th 1775.; Die Schlacht Von Bunkers Hill Bey Boston, Am 17 Juny 1775. [London] , c.1820, 320 x 410mm.
A view of one of the most famous battles of the American War of Independence which resulted in a Pyrrhic victory for the English. engraved by A. Kessler after the famous painting "The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill" by J. Trumbull . As a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, Trumbull rendered a particular service at Boston by sketching plans of the British works, and witnessed the famous Battle of Bunkers Hill. He was appointed second personal aide to General George Washington, and in June 1776 deputy adjutant-general to General Horatio Gates, but resigned from the army in 1777. In 1780 he travelled to London where he studied under Benjamin West, who suggested to him that he paint small pictures of the War of Independence and miniature portraits, of which he produced about 250 in his lifetime. In 1784 he was again in London working under West, in whose studio he painted his Battle of Bunker Hill and Death of Montgomery.
[Ref: 10572]    £650.00 ($838 • €736 rates)


 Canada 

HAWKINS, Ernest. [An account of the Anglican Church in Fredericton, New Brunswick]
Annals of the Diocese of Fredericton. London: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1847. 8vo, original blind-decoarate cloth, gilt lettered on front board; pp. (viii)+74; steel engraved frontispiece & folding map. Spine slightly faded.
An account of the Church of England in Fredericton, capital of New Brunswick, written by Ernest Hawkins (1802-68) during the building of Christ Church Cathedral (started 1845, consacrated 1853), which elevated Fredericton to city status. The frontispiece shows the cathedral under construction; the map is of the diocese.
[Ref: 15863]    £450.00 ($580 • €510 rates)


 West Indies 

Anonymous. [Map of Martinique to illustrate news of the Seven Years' War]
Martinico one of the French Caribbee Islands in the West Indies. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm. Narrow bottom margin.
A map of the French colony of Martinique. Because of the importance of the island's sugar to the French economy it became a target for British operations during the Seven Years' War (1756-63). Late in 1758 a fleet was sent to the West Indies with orders to attack French and Spanish Colonies, including Martinique, Guadeloupe and Cuba. Martinique was attacked in January 1759, but the British gave up the assault without realising how close the French were to capitulation, moving on to take Guadeloupe. They successfully took the island in 1762 but handed it back the following year in the Treaty of Paris. This map was published in the April edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14899]    £160.00 ($206 • €181 rates)


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 ($361 • €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 ($361 • €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 ($387 • €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 ($1,225 • €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 ($516 • €453 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

Anonymous. [Map of the island of Gorée to illustrate news of the Seven Years' War]
The Island of Goree. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm.
A map of the French colony on Gorée, now part of the city of Dakar, Senegal. It became a target for British operations during the Seven Years' War (1756-63), and a fleet was sent to capture it in Dember 1758, under Admiral Augustus Keppel, The attack was successfull and the island remained in British hands until 1763, when it was handed it back by the Treaty of Paris. This map was published in the February edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14901]    £100.00 ($129 • €113 rates)


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