"[Lot of 2] Recueil d'Estampes Representant les Differents Evenemens de la Guerre qui a Procure l'Independance aux Etats Unis de l'Amerique [and] Precis du Traite de Paix",
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1784 (circa)
Color: Black & White
6.8 x 6.4 inches
17.3 x 16.3 cm
This lot includes two decorative and finely engraved title pages from Nicolas Ponce and Francois Godefroy's Recueil d'Estampes Representant les Differents Evenemens de la Guerre qui a Procure l'Independance aux Etats Unis de l'Amerique. The first sheet depicts scenes from 5 strategic battles with French text discussing several of the major battles in the American Revolution. The second sheet shows ten battle scenes from the Battle of Trenton in December 1776 to the victory of Comte de Grimouard, commander of the Scipion, in the West Indies in November 1782.
The first sheet has light soiling and scattered foxing mostly in the blank margins. The second sheet is mostly clean and bright with a small worm track in the lower blank margin closed on verso with old paper.