Auction 124, Lot 362

"Plan of St. Lucia in the West Indies: Shewing the Positions of the English & French Forces with the Attacks made at its Reduction in Dec. 1778", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: St. Lucia

Period: 1779 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

10 x 7.4 inches
25.4 x 18.8 cm

This is the first printed plan of the battle between the English and French forces in St. Lucia during the Revolutionary War. This superb representation illustrates the various attacks and counter attacks in December 1778 between General Meadows and Count d'Estaigne. The map is still bound into the original edition of The Gentleman's Magazine, April, 1779.

References: Jolly GENT-266; Nebenzahl (REV) #148.

Condition: B+

A strong impression with a little offsetting. Magazine also near very good to fine.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/7/2008