Auction 124, Lot 243

"Gentlemen's Magazine July, 1775", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: Massachusetts, Revolutionary War

Period: 1775 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

5.2 x 8.3 inches
13.2 x 21.1 cm

This is the July, 1775 edition featuring the first report of the landing of British troops in the build-up prior to the Battle of Bunker Hill (page 344). After the battles at Lexington and Concord the British sent additional troops under the command of Generals William Howe, Henry Clinton and John Burgoyne to reinforce Boston. An account of these landings beginning on May 11 is contained in the lengthy article, "Account of Proceedings of the American Colonists, since the passing of the Boston Port Bill." This issue contains the original copper engraved road map, London to Shrewsbury & Welshpool in Montgomery Sh. Commencing at Meriden in the Chester Road (11x6.5"). The map is number 15 in a series of 18, and its route passes through Birmingham, Denbigh and Harding. Along the way, this map locates farms, battlefields and coal pits. Engraved by Thomas Bowen.

References: Jolly GENT- 236.

Condition: B+

The map has some offsetting, and the top left corner of the map has been torn off and repaired with archival tape. The tear does not affect the image.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/7/2008