Washington at Kip's Bay

This 6" x 9.5" original antique plate was recovered from "A Centennial Edition of the History of The United States" by Benson J. Lossing. The book was published in 1876 by the Thomas Belknap Company of Hartford, CT. Lossing's history was revised and prepared for the American Centennial in 1876. Book details U.S. history ”from the discovery of America, to the end of the first one hundred years of American independence. With a full account of the approaching Centennial celebration. Illustrated by four hundred engravings.”

This illustration, titled "Washington at Kip's Bay," shows General George Washington in battle. It was engraved by A.L. Stephens. The paper is mostly clean and bright, but shows foxing and light stains towards the edges. Some rubbing underneath the illustration on titles. Title page from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.