Auction 104, Lot 131

"A Plan of the Action at Bunkers Hill, on the 17th of June 1775 Between His. Majesty's Troops, Under the Command of Major General Howe, and the Rebel Forces", Faden, William

Subject: Massachusetts

Period: 1849 (published)

Publication: Frothingham's History

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.6 x 18.2 inches
42.2 x 46.2 cm

A slightly reduced size reproduction of this famous 1775 map by Lieut. Page with the ground plan by Montresor. It illustrates the first major conflict of the two armies and is precisely detailed. The map is faithful to the original including the pasted down overlay map (9" x 6") titled "No. 1". The main map shows the final movements and positions of the British troops, while the overlay gives the initial troop deployments.

References: cf. Nebenzahl (AR) #4.

Condition: C

Several old repairs on verso with scotch tape that should be replaced. A few small tears along fold lines.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/10/2003

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