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Battle of Bunker Hill. Hand colored engraving, published 1783.

SKU: 4898-99

A collector's gem. A fine engraving.

11.5" x 6.5 "

One of the earliest obtainable views of the 1775 American Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill. Published in 1783, this view illustrates the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston, one of the first and most significant battles of the American Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783). The view looks east from Boston Harbor. Boston is on the left, Charlestown and Breed's Hill are afire on the right. British naval vessels fill the harbor, while long range cannons bombard Charlestown from Boston. The view is reasonably accurate, suggesting that the artist, 'Mr. Millar', probably George Henry Millar, may have witnessed the battle first hand or drew upon the experience of one who had.