Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 24

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) [Habermann, Francois X.; engraver.] Representation du Feu Terrible a Nouvelle Yorck. Hand-colored etching, 11 1/4 x 17 inches; minimal wear, mount remnants on verso. Paris: J. Chereau, circa 1778

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A fictitious vue d'optique depiction of the massive fire in British-held Manhattan on the night of 20 September 1776. British troops are beating suspected arsonists; several slaves (clad only in loincloths) carry pillaged trunks out of the burning buildings. The colorist has clad the British soldiers in blue, green, and red. See Cresswell 268 for another printing.