Auction 121, Lot 169

"An Accurate Map of Rhode Island, Part of Connecticut and Massachusets, Shewing Admiral Arbuthnot's Station in Blocking up Admiral Ternay", Lodge, John

Subject: United States - New England

Period: 1780 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Black & White

14.8 x 10.5 inches
37.6 x 26.7 cm

Please see lot 430 for additional map of New England.

An uncommon, Revolutionary War era map shows the coastline from Woods Hole and Buzzard's Bay down to Long Island, including Montauk Point and the Hamptons. The title describes a naval skirmish that took place between the revolutionary forces of France's Admiral de Ternay and those of Britain's Admiral Arbuthnot, and which ended in failure for the British forces.

References: Jolly POL-15.

Condition: A

A nice example that has been professionally backed with Japanese tissue, extending the binding trimmed margin on the left and a clipped marginal corner in the lower right.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/26/2007