Auction 145, Lot 262

"View of Bunker's Hill. From a Drawing in Possession of the Revd. Mr. Elderton", Anon.

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1790 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
6.7 x 4.4 inches
17 x 11.2 cm

This little engraving was taken from a drawing by an officer involved in the seminal American Revolutionary War battle for Bunker Hill. Viewed from Boston, which appears as a few buildings and a ship at the wharf. Across the Charles River, where a small sail boat is heading out to sea, is the burned out town of Charleston and Bunker Hill. Two encampments of British troops, those under Howe and Clinton, are depicted in the woods on the hill.

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Condition: B+

Narrow top margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/12/2013

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