1784 Chodowiecki View of New York Evacuation Day, Revolutionary War

NewYorkEvacuation-chodowiecki-1784
$500.00
Ende der Feindseeligkeiten Die Englander raumen den Americanern Neu-Yorck un -- 1783.
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1784 Chodowiecki View of New York Evacuation Day, Revolutionary War

NewYorkEvacuation-chodowiecki-1784

Extremely scarce American Revolutionary War trading card.

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Title


Ende der Feindseeligkeiten Die Englander raumen den Americanern Neu-Yorck un -- 1783.
  1783 (dated)    4 x 2.5 in (10.16 x 6.35 cm)

Description


An extremely scarce 1783 Daniel N. Choloweicki trading card of the British evacuation of New York City at the end of the American Revolutionary War. This card size etched view was part of a series issued by Chodowiecki in Berlin in order to capitalize on German popular interest in the American Revolution. The view, no. 14 of the series, illustrates the events of November 25, 1783, commonly called 'evacuation Day,' when last British troops abandoned Manhattan. Choloweicki here recreates the scene wherein red coat officers gather while a man, woman, and American Indian family look on. This is also the day when the last shot of the American Revolution War was fired; the departing British ship fired its canon at jeering crowds on Staten Island. The shot never hit its target. The British departure was shortly followed by General Washington and Continental Army victorious entrance. All trading cards from the Choloweicki series are extremely scarce, almost never appearing on the market and present in only a few institutional collections. A rare opportunity.

Source


Matthias Sprengel, Historisch-genalogischer Calendar oder Jahrbuch... (Leipzig: bey Haude und Spener Von Berlin, 1784)    

Condition


Very good. Some wear due to aging. Original platemark visible.

References


Cresswell, D., `The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints, p. 125, no. 343. Boston Athenum, Prints and Photographs, AA B64N48 Hi.(no.1). Exhibited in: 'Creating the United States' at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2011.