Collection: Osher Collection
Name: Town of Falmouth burnt by Captain Moet, Octbr. 18th 1775.
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Physical Description: Topographical view of the burning of Portland (then Falmouth), Maine by Lieutenant Henry Mowatt on October 18, 1775. View shows Falmouth being attacked by warships. Published in volume 2, part 1 of An Impartial History of the war in America, between Great Britain and United States... Boston, printed by Coverly and Hodge, 1782. The title page to part 1 (1782) (as the work was originally published in installments) states "Adorned with a beautiful Copper-Plate, representing the burning of the Town of Falmouth, by Capt. Mowat, in the year 1776 [sic]."