Auction 126, Lot 176

"A Map of the Country round Philadelphia including Part of New Jersey, New York, Staten Island & Long Island", Anon.

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1776 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

8.8 x 7 inches
22.4 x 17.8 cm

This Revolutionary War period map encompasses the area of Eastern Pennsylvania through Long Island and south to include Chesapeake Bay. The map was issued to illustrate the British Army's objective of defeating Gen. Washington at Long Island and then to march to Philadelphia and put a quick end to the conflict. The map is filled with interesting features including Indian villages, towns and cities, ferries, and roads (including the distances between towns). Adorned with a simple compass rose.

References: Jolly GENT-247; Phillips (M) p.699; Klein G76.6; Sellers and Van Ee 1041.

Condition: B+

Folding as issued, this is very nice example showing a strong impression on thick paper with full margins. Some light text offsetting in blank areas mostly at right.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/3/2008