4 The British 'Descent' on Cherbourg / Virtual Map Fair 109


Description: RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British 'Descent' on Cherbourg during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Stadt und Vestung Cherbourg auf der Französischen Küste von Bretagne welche Aº 1758 von den Engellaendern in Besüz genomen worden. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 230 x 380mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the British raid on Cherbourg in August 1758, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). This was the second of the 'Descents', lightning raids on the French coast championed by William Pitt in 1758. The first, on St Malo, had been a great success, as was this attack, in which the Cherbourg was taken and the defences destroyed, before the British withdrew after less than a week. However another attack on St Malo in September was a disaster, as the French were better prepared, bringing the 'Descents' to an end. [«]
[Ref: 12926] £250.00 (
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