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Auction 102, Lot 227

"Sketch of the Battle of Hobkirks Hill, near Camden on the 25th April, 1781", Faden, William

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: Stedmans History of the American War

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 17 inches
29.2 x 43.2 cm

This Revolutionary War map is a seldom-seen example that was drawn at the time of this battle in South Carolina. Drawn by British Capt. Vallancey, it shows the position of the troops of the Tory Lord Rawdon versus the American General Nathanial Greene. Noted on the map are Log Town (destroy'd) and Mr. Charlestons burnt. Rawdon's troops won this battle, but had casualties of 30%, which forced them to retreat to Charleston. This is a later reissue of William Faden's 1783 edition.

References: Nebenzahl #43.

Condition: A

Later color. Remargined left corner, in blank margin. Remnants of hinges on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $450


Closed on 3/5/2003