This color plate was extracted from a French military manual Circa 1750’s – 1760’s.
Colored Plate Showing French Soldiers “Presenting The Bayonet,” taken from some French military training manual of the French and Indian Wars period, Circa 1850-60 by my guestimation. The laid paper with faint watermark, measures 12″ x 11.5.” I believe the hand watercoloring was done in the period, but not certain.
The plate was obviously one of several in the book, this one showing the steps in presenting the bayonet.
The lower left corner has the name engraved, “H. Gravelot, detin.”
There are some creases, some soiling, and an expert repair of a hole in the upper center area.
Great color and worthy of framing.