Auction 148, Lot 274

"Journee de Lexington",

Subject: Lexington, Massachusetts, Revolutionary War

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: Recueil d'Estampes Representant les Differents Evenemens

Color: Black & White

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm

This uncommon and finely engraved view depicts the Battle of Lexington which, along with Concord, was the first battle of the American Revolution. This view appeared in Nicolas Ponce and Francois Godefroy's Recueil d'estampes representant les differents evenements de la guerre qui a procure l'independance aux Etats unis de l'Amerique. This was the first French publication to name the United States in its title. On a sheet of French text measuring 8.0 x 9.0".

References: Howes #C576.

Condition: A

A fine impression with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 2/19/2014