Auction 149, Lot 236

"Prise de Pensacola",

Subject: Pensacola, Florida

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: Recueil d'Estampes Representant les Differents Evenemens

Color: Black & White

6.9 x 5.1 inches
17.5 x 13 cm

This finely engraved view depicts the Siege of Pensacola, a battle between Spanish and British forces during the Revolutionary War. The engraving itself shows an explosion at a British magazine, indicative of Spain gaining control of Britain’s center of operations. On May 10th, 1781 the British formally surrendered.

The map 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".


Condition: A

A fine impression with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 5/21/2014