Geschichte der Revolution von Nord-America. Mit einer illuminirten accuraten Charte von diesem neuen Freistaate. Matthias Christian Sprengel, Joseph Marianus.
Geschichte der Revolution von Nord-America. Mit einer illuminirten accuraten Charte von diesem neuen Freistaate.
The First German History of the American Revolutionary War

Geschichte der Revolution von Nord-America. Mit einer illuminirten accuraten Charte von diesem neuen Freistaate.

Frankenthal: im Verlage der Gegelischen Buchdruckerei und Buchhandlung, 1788. Second separate edition. With woodcut printer’s device on title page, and woodcut headpieces. In contemporary hard paper. (10), (1)–272 p., and 1 folding, engraved, hand-coloured map of North-America and Newfoundland (by Joseph Marianus after the 1783 Faden map). Light water-stain throughout, no effect on text. Map with a small torn at folding. Binding worn. Overall in very good condition.

The first German history of the American Revolutionary War.

Sprengel (1746–1803) was a German polymath and geographer very interested in the history of the British colonies in North America and the War of Independence. His writings concentrated on the colonies, and the revolutionary events.

Sprengel’s books satisfied the increasing need of information about United States and the new nation in Germany, especially after the return of the Hessian veterans, who fought in the Revolutionary War.

The map that accompanies the book is the reduced version of Faden's 1783 map of the United States. It shows the States, the territory east of the Mississippi, and part of Louisiana with an inset of Newfoundland.

Howes S 846; Sabin 89758.

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Price: €1,000.00