During the American Revolution, Major General François Jean de Beauvoir, Marquis de Chastellux (1734-1788), was the liaison officer between General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, commander of the French forces sent to aid the fledgling United States, and George Washington.
During his service Chastellux kept a journal, which he published in two volumes in 1786, and which was later published in translation as Travels in North America.
This second volume contains a fold-out map of Virginia and three fold-out perspectives of Virginia's Natural Bridge. Chastellux's descriptive text introduced the Natural Bridge to European readers and these views were the first published images of it. $1,250
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