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October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 367: c. 1781 Engraved View of The Attack on Bunker's Hill + Burning of Charles-Town(37 views)
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Original Engraved Print "View of The Battle for Bunker's Hill... Burning of Charles Town, June 17, 1775..." by Lodge
c. 1781 Revolutionary War Period, Copperplate Engraving titled, "View of The Attack on Bunker's Hill, with the Burning of Charles-Town, June 17, 1775", Engraved by Lodge, Framed, Choice Very Fine.
This historic period, Copperplate Engraving is crisp, sharp and well printed on period laid paper titled: "View of The Attack on Bunker's Hill, with the Burning of Charles Town, June 17, 1775." From Barnard's New Complete and Authentic History of England (London: Edward Barnard, 1781-83). Map Maker: Andrew Millar / John Lodge. Measures 11.75" x 9" (by sight), displayed in modern wooden frame to 17.5" x 13.25" overall. Engraved for Barnard's "New Complete Authentic History of England," which was printed in 1783 and which included much of the story of the Revolutionary War.
An impressive sharply executed and printed Engraving that shows "Charles Town" engulfed in flames, fueled by incendiary devices lobbed by the British from across the channel. British soldiers can be seen landing on the beach below Bunker's Hill and attacking the fortifications there. British ships provide cover from offshore. Light age toning at the edges, but otherwise choice, not examined outside of frame. A most desirable and historically important engraving, ready to hang on display.