St. Augustine, Showing Georgian Attack, 1740, Silver
"A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine and the English Camp before it. June 20, 1740 by Thomas Silver. London July 1740, Colored. 11.5 X6.5. This beautifully engraved Msp/View & text was drawn on the spot by an English Naval Officer in the Sloop Hector in May 1740, after which it was sent back to London to be published in The Gentleman's Magazine, a monthly magazine of current affairs in the July 1740 issue. The map depicts the famous Siege of St. Augustine by General Oglethorpe who approached the area both from the land & the sea. The map & view was also published later in 1742 in "Oglethorpe. An Impartial Account of the late Expedition Against St. Augustine under General Oglethorpe. by J. Huggonson. The View shows finely engraved drawings of the ships, with buildings along the shore & the Castle, with channels & breakers at the harbor entrance. Below the View are detailed notes & a key outlining the events of the encounter & the subsequent raising of the Siege.