Subject: Saratoga, New York, Revolutionary War
Period: 1784 (circa)
Publication: Recueil d'Estampes Representant les Differents Evenemens
Color: Black & White
6.7 x 5 inches
17 x 12.7 cm
This uncommon and finely engraved view depicts the surrender of British General John Burgoyne's army during the Revolutionary War. The victory by the colonists was seen as a turning point in the war and convinced France to join in the colonists' efforts. 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.
A fine impression with marginal soiling.