Berlin: Bey Haude und Spener, . Second Edition. 12mo., , 182,  pages; VG; bound in plain blue/gray paper wraps; housed in a custom ox-blood morocco card-deck style slipcase with lid; bookplate of Mark Dineley to front pastedown; Second edition, with the author's initials corrected on the title page and the date 1784 added to the bases of three plates.; finely engraved allegorical frontispiece; beautiful hand-tinted folding map of the North American colonies by Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann based on earlier work by William Faden the Younger; 12 engraved plates by artist Daniel Chodowiecki, engraved by Daniel Berger, depicting events from the Revolutionary War bound in throughout; engraved plate by Berger depicting five Revolutionary War figures; a double-plate by Berger depicting both the Libertas Americana medal and the Continental Currency dollar; and three vividly hand-tinted plates depicting the American flag and pennant, Gen. Washington with a guard, and a sharpshooter and infantryman.;
text in German; RF consignment; shelved case 3.
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Matthias Christian Sprengel (1746-1803) was a German geographer and historian. He was notably the author of works on North American history, the American Revolution and Maratha history. This title is the first German history of the American Revolutionary War.
The beautiful map shows the thirteen States, the territory east of the Mississippi, with Native American tribe locations, as well as part of Louisiana with an inset of Newfoundland, all tinted in color to show ownership by country.;