View of the Attack on Bunker's Hill, with the Burning of Charles Town, June 17, 1775.
London: From Barnard's The New, Comprehensive and Complete History of England, 1783. Drawn by Mr. Millar. Engraved by Lodge. Ca. 1783. Image area: 6 ½ x 11 ½.” Light foxing and soiling with roughness at lower edge where removed from the volume; otherwise very good. Item #3764
This 18th century depiction of the battle of Bunker Hill (actually, Breed's Hill) shows four British ships in the foreground, while a British battery on Copp's Hill in Boston fires rockets into Charlestown, which is seriously on fire. A wonderfully evocative view of a signature event at the very beginning of the American Revolution.
Reference: Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints: 253