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  ATLASES 

GRISELINI, Francesco. [An atlas of the Seven Years' War with an extra map of the American theatre of war]
Atlante Geografico Composto di Sette Tavole rappresentanti i Paesi che sono Il Teatro della Guerra Cominciata l'anno MDCCLVI. Venice: Pietro Bassaglia, 1758. Original colour. Oblong folio, stitched; letterpress title with publisher's colophon & eight maps in original colour.
An antique atlas published in the third year of the Seven Years' War (1756-63), which was fought in Europe by Britain, Prussia and other German allies against France, Austria, Spain, Russia, Saxony & Sweden. The seven maps are of Bohemia, Westphalia & Lower Saxony, Lausitz & Silesia, Moravia, Northern Germany, Pomerania & Prussia and the course of the Rhine. At the end is the additional map, in the same style, showing the eastern coast of North America. Based on Bellin's map, it shows the conflicting territorial claims of the British and French. It is included in this series because the region became another theatre of the Seven Years' War, with Britain fighting the French and their Indian allies, eventually driving the French out of Canada.
[Ref: 12821]    £3,500.00 ($4,410 • €4,060 rates)


  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. [The British colonies in North America during the Seven Years' War]
A Map of that Part of America which was the Principal Seat of War in 1756. London, Edward Cave, 1757. 220 x 330mm. Re-margined on 3 sides. A fine impression.
A contemporary map of the theatre of the Seven Years' War in North America, known as the 'French & Indian War'. The Gentleman's Magazine was one of the first general interest journals, running from 1731-1922.
[Ref: 16000]    £320.00 ($403 • €371 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 traveled 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 ($819 • €754 rates)


 Gulf States 

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. [James Oglethorpe's attack on St Augustine]
A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp before it June 20, 1740. by Tho.s Silver. London, Edward Cave, 1740. 305 x 175mm. Trimmed to printed border on right, new margin added, long tear repaired.
A contemporary map of General Oglethorpe's unsuccessful attack on St Augustine in Florida, during the 'War of Jenkin's Ear' (1739-48). It shows the positions of the British artillery on the island of Santa Anastasia and the blockading British naval squadron. The Gentleman's Magazine was one of the first general interest journals, running from 1731-1922.
[Ref: 16001]    £260.00 ($328 • €302 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 ($567 • €522 rates)


 West Indies 

Anonymous. [Map of Guadeloupe to illustrate news of the Seven Years' War]
Guadalupe, with the Adjacent Islands. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm, with 5pp. letterpress.
A map of the French colony of Guadeloupe during the 1759 capture by the British, with a text description of the actions. Because of the importance of the island's sugar to the French economy Guadeloupe 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 Guadeloupe, Martinique and Cuba. Guadeloupe surrendered in May 1759, remaining in British hands until the island was handed back in the Treaty of Paris. This map was published in the March 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: 14898]    £250.00 ($315 • €290 rates)


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 islands 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 ($202 • €186 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 ($353 • €325 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 ($353 • €325 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 ($378 • €348 rates)


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