Auction 110, Lot 127

"A Map of New England & ye Country adjacent, extending Northward to Quebec & Westward to Niagara, on Lake Ontairo, shewing Gen: Shirley and Gen: Johnson's Routs, & many places omitted in other Maps; Communicated by gentlemen who resided in these parts", Anon.

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: General Magazine of Arts & Scinece

Color: Black & White

7 x 8 inches
17.8 x 20.3 cm

This uncommon map of New England covers the area from Quebec to Delaware Bay and west to Lake Ontario. It depicts towns, forts, rivers, portages, and the routes of the British marches during the French and Indian War. Three insets provide details of the forts at Oswego, Duquesne and Frederick (Crown Point). This map illustrates the British campaigns against the French forts at Niagara and Crown Point. The movement against Niagara was led by Governor Shirley, which was turned back at Fort Oswego. General William Johnson's campaign was more successful. He led nearly four thousand troops, mostly from New England, against Ft. Frederick. He defeated the French commander Dieshau at a battle near Lake George and secured for the British their only victory for the year.

References: Jolly GEN-MAS #70; McCorkle 755-27; Sellers & Van Ee #64.

Condition: B

Crisp impression. Issued folded and now pressed for framing, tissue repairs on folds.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/2/2005