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Contemporary coloured 'Sketch of the Situation of the TOWN of ST. JEAN D'ACRE, with the position of the FRENCH besieging ARMY under the command of General BONAPARTE and the BRITISH SQUADRON co-operating with GEZZAR AHMET PASHA in its Defence [.]'.

The Siege of Acre [Siege of St Jean D'Acre], 1799; Napoleon Bonaparte; Sir Sidney Smith (1764-1840)]

Editorial: On paper watermarked 'J WHATMAN | ', 1816
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A fine plan, so neatly and delicately drawn that it could easily pass for an engraving. The title concludes: '[.] its Defence under the Command of SIR SIDNEY SMITH. Kt. &ca. &ca. &ca. - on the 2nd: day of May 1799.' In landscape on one side of a piece of laid paper, 29 x 42cm, with the plan itself within a 19.5 x 32.5cm border. The drawing and the precise and detailed lettering are in ink, the whole coloured in grey, brown, pink and blue watercolour. On aged and lightly-creased paper, with a couple of small unobtrusive holes. On a scale of one and a half inches to half a mile. Nine ships are named, from the 'Torride' to the 'Mary Ann', with the depth in fathoms and dotted lines of fire. The position of the English around the beseiged town is given, with an 'Aqueduct' and the 'Enemy's Trenches and Batteries'. A crude stylised representation of the 'Enemy's Camp' appears in the top left-hand corner. A nice memento to the battle and soldier (Smith) which Napoleon considered made him miss his 'destiny'. N° de ref. de la librería 11944

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Título: Contemporary coloured 'Sketch of the ...

Editorial: On paper watermarked 'J WHATMAN | '

Año de publicación: 1816

Encuadernación: Soft cover

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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