Naval Intelligence, American Revolutionary War; "A Comparative view of the present strength and stations of the English, French and Spanish Fleets, 15th September 1780" 14.5x9in(37x23cm)

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Naval Intelligence, American Revolutionary War; "A Comparative view of the present strength and stations of the English, French and Spanish Fleets, 15th September 1780"
14.5x9in(37x23cm)

Sold for £ 600 (US$ 751) inc. premium
Naval Intelligence, American Revolutionary War; "A Comparative view of the present strength and stations of the English, French and Spanish Fleets, 15th September 1780"
Manuscript documentary list, prepared by an unknown hand, detailing the number of major vessels, their state of readiness and their locations for the combatant fleets in the later part of the American Revolutionary War (1776-1883) 4pp, evidence of fold creasing and edge damage and some staining. 14.5x9in(37x23cm)

Footnotes

  • Following the Declaration of Independence in 1776, a state of War existed between the Rebel American colonies and the British. The French, who had earlier been privately supporting the rebels, joined them a year later followed in 1779 by their allies the Spanish and the Dutch Republic. This review of the comparative strengths of the protagonists is a year later, shortly before the British formally declared war on the Dutch.
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