Auction 108, Lot 210

"A Plan of New York Island, Part of Long Island &c. Shewing the Positions of the American & British Armies before, at, and after the Engagement on the Heights. Aug. 27th 1776", Phillips, Richard (Sir)

Subject: New York

Period: 1806 (dated)

Publication: Marshall's Life of Washington

Color: Black & White

Size:
10 x 16 inches
25.4 x 40.6 cm

A really terrific Revolutionary War plan centered on Manhattan. Extends to the narrows, and to show part of Staten and Long Islands, and north to Ft. Washington and to above Ft. Independence (two are named). Locates troop positions and specifically gives the positions of the ships Roebuck, Phoenix, Rose, Grayhound, Thunder, Carcass, and Bombs. Good detail throughout with numerous forts, roads, villages and towns located.

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Condition: B

Nice impression on thick paper with 1806 watermark. Trace of offsetting, close trimmed at lower border, else very good.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/29/2004

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