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Auction 116, Lot 287

"Plan of the Position Taken by Genl. Burgoyne on the 10th of Octr. 1777 in Which the British Army Was Invested by the Americans under the Command of Genl. Gates and Surrendered to Him on the 16th of October the Same Year",

Subject: New York

Period: 1818 (published)

Publication: Analectic Magazine

Color: Black & White

14.3 x 8.5 inches
36.3 x 21.6 cm
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This detailed map illustrates the historically important Revolutionary Warr engagement at Saratoga in October 1777, which ended in an important victory for the Americans. The map details the area around Saratoga and to the north along the Hudson River and locates Fishkill Creek, the ruins of Old Fort Hardy, the British Army headquarters, positions and entrenchments, artillery, and much more. The map was drawn by Isaac Chapman from an original sketch by an unnamed American officer. The map was engraved for the Analectic Magazine by G. Fairman and published by Moses Thomas of Philadelphia. A rarely offered battle plan from this seldom seen Philadelphia-based magazine.

References: Phillips (M) p 9.

Condition: B

Folding, as issued. On thick machine-made paper with some occasional light foxing or offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/20/2006