Auction 101, Lot 180

"Plan of the Attack of the Forts Clinton & Montgomery, upon Hudsons River…", Stedman, Charles

Subject: New York

Period: 1793 (dated)

Publication: The History of the American War

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.2 x 26 inches
51.3 x 66 cm

This attractive Revolutionary War plan is identical to the one by Lt. John Hills (published by William Faden in 1784). It is an incredibly detailed plan (on a scale of about 600 yards to the inch) of the Hudson River in the area of Forts Montgomery, Clinton, Independence, Peekskill, Kings Ferry, etc. The British fleet is shown in the river with the dates of various landings. The hilly topography is beautifully depicted in the extremely fine engraving.

References: MCC #39, 21B; Stevens & Tree #21.

Condition: B

Faint offsetting and margin extended at binding side with repaired 2" binding tear.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/4/2002

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