Lot 973

Thomas Silver, St. Augustine, Engraving, 1740

Estimate: $700 - $900

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Property from the Collection of John and Virginia Duncan, Savannah, GA


A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp before it June 20, 1740 by Thomas Silver, from the November 1740 issue of Gentleman’s Magazine, the engraving of the Siege of St. Augustine, by Thomas Silver, depicts General James Oglethorpe’s troops and landmarks such as the castle, Col. Vander Dusen’s camp, and breakers along the coast, captions below the image describe the historic event. Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia Colony, was unsuccessful in his siege of the Spanish fort. He was finally forced to retreat. This engraving was the first major sketch included in the Gentleman’s Magazine. This engraving is matted and framed. Frame size: 17 1/4 in. x 12 1/4 in.

Measurements: Height: by sight 11 3/4 in. x Width: 6 3/4 in.


Overall good condition, paper lightly toned, minor foxing, some faint creases, not viewed out of frame.