Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 531
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Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1779.) Attack of the Rebels upon Fort Penobscot in the Province of New England in . . . 1779. Engraved map, 16 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches; worn, soiled, two punch holes in upper margin, tape repairs on verso, backed with paper. [London], 1785

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Shows the disastrous American assault on British-held Fort Penobscot in Maine in August 1779, with a short summary of the action. Paul Revere led the American artillery in the battle (see "rebel batteries" marked just west of the fort); it was not his finest moment. Apparently issued in conjunction with Rapin's "Impartial History of England . . . with the Continuation to the Year 1786," but not generally found with it. Nebenzahl 40.