Serapis vs Bon Homme Richard

$250.00

William Hamilton. “The Engagement of Captn. Pearson in His Majesty’s Ship Serapis, with Paul Jones of the American Ship of War called the Bon Homme Richard.” From Barnard’s New Complete and Authentic History of England. London: Edward Barnard, 1781-83. Engravin by Collier On sheet 14 1/2 x 9. Very good condition.

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From a series of contemporary prints of the American Revolution from Edward Barnard’s History of England. This delightful history was described on one of the prints as “A Work Universally Acknowledged to be the Best Performance of the Kind,-on account of It’s Impartiality, Accuracy, New Improvements, Superior Elegance, &c.” It was issued at the end of the eighteenth century in response to the growing demand for works on all subjects by a newly educated reading public in England. The history was full of prints on all aspects of English history, including this image of the the American Revolution.