Auction 170, Lot 397

"Plan of St. Lucia, in the West Indies: Shewing the Positions of the English & French Forces with the Attacks Made at Its Reduction in Decr. 1778", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: St. Lucia

Period: 1779 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.4 inches
25.4 x 18.8 cm

This is the first printed plan of the battle between the English and French forces in St. Lucia during the Revolutionary War. This superb representation illustrates the various attacks and counter attacks in December 1778 between General Meadows and Count d'Estaigne. North is oriented to the left. From the April 1779 edition of The Gentleman's Magazine.

References: Jolly #GENT-266; Nebenzahl (REV) #148; Sellers & Van Ee #2073.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning and soiling. There are a couple of tiny tears along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/14/2018