Auction 110, Lot 200

"Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island", Anon.

Subject: Colonial New York

Period: 1776 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

12.2 x 7.7 inches
31 x 19.6 cm

This is the first edition, published in October 1776, of this map that shows the initial troop positions and battle activity of this important and early American Revolution battle. Troop and battle deployments are clearly shown. A fascinating Revolutionary War map designed to inform the British people about the American cause of independence. See lot #199 for a revised edition of this map.

References: Jolly GENT-248; Sellers & Van Ee #1150.

Condition: B

Lovely impression, issued folding now backed with old linen. Some foxing or stains. Binding trimmed to neatline at lower right.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/2/2005