Recueil d'Estampes representant les differents evenemens de la Guerre qui a procure l'Independance aux Etats unis de l'Amerique.

First Edition. hardcover. 16 plates including engraved t.p., with tissue guards. 4to, contemporary mottled calf, leather label, a.e.g.; (covers lightly worn, front cover lightly bowed, internally very good except for a some foxing to the margins of the plates). Paris: Ponce and Godefroy, n.d., [1784].

"First French book with a title-page mentioning the United States." Howes C-576. This copy is "another issue" according to Howes, USIANA, with no separate title-page. It was published in the same year as the issue with a separate title-page. Engraved detailed plates including two maps. Scenes include: Battle of Lexington, British surrender at Saratoga, French capture of Dominica, Grenada, and Senegal, and Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown. One map depicts the United States and several maps on one plate depict Tobago, Florida, and Minorca. Below each plate is a detailed narrative of the event depicted. Below the last plate is an condensed version of the Treaty of Versailles. Bookplate of former owner with small rubberstamp on the bottom margin of t.p.

Price: $4,500.00

Item #146186

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