Auction 120, Lot 319

"Chart and Plan of the Harbour of New York & the County Adjacent, from Sandy Hook to Kingsbridge, Comprehending the Whole of New York and Staten Islands, and Part of Long Island & the Jersey Shore: and Shewing the Defences of New York Both by Land and Sea", Lodge, John

Subject: New York

Period: 1781 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Black & White

9.5 x 16.5 inches
24.1 x 41.9 cm

Uncommon Revolutionary War map showing the defenses for New York and the surrounding area, including Staten and Long islands, Newark and Amboy bays, with notes of dates pertaining to British military activity. The map names Bunker Hill, Crown Point, Fort Independence, and Fort Constitution. In Brooklyn, a road from Yellow Hook (Bay Ridge) is noted as General Grant's route, ending between Thibaults House and Three Graves. Topography is shown by hachures and soundings are noted in the waterways.

References: Jolly POL-40; Nebenzahl (Biblio) #104.

Condition: B

Nice impression on a sound sheet of paper. It has some light toning and some scattered foxing. Irregular margin on the right binding side, still more than sufficient for framing.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 7/18/2007