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LUFFMAN, John.

Grand Expedition. A Map of the Texel and Vlieter Roads with the Country of Holland as far south as the Hague: Intended to Illustrate the Operations of the Great Expedition.

Published: London: 1799

Stock code: 56352

Price: £145

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A map of Holland indicating the British line of battle on 30 August 1799 and providing with some information on the capture of the entire Dutch fleet by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars. Luffman (fl. 1776-1820), “engraver, author, geographer, publisher, goldsmith” (Tooley), is probably best know for his New Pocket Atlas, where attractive circular maps were accompanied by a concise summary of the region portrayed.

Size: 285 x 395 mm. Copperplate engraving. Very good condition; very light offsetting and foxing; a repaired tear in the top right.

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