Auction 130, Lot 186

"A New and Accurate Map of the Present Seat of War in North America, from a late Survey", Anon.

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1775 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.8 x 11.3 inches
37.6 x 28.7 cm

This uncommon map was issued just following the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in October of 1775. It covers Rhode Island and Massachusetts with parts of Connecticut and New Hampshire. It depicts provinces, counties, townships, towns, meeting-houses, roads, forts, and landmarks along the Connecticut River. The March of the Provincials following the battle of Concord and Lexington is noted through Massachusetts.

References: Jolly UNIV-173; McCorkle #775.11; Sellers & Van Ee #814; Phillips (M) p. 585.

Condition: B+

Issued folded, now professionally repaired with backing and the right margin extended with facsimile to the outer neatline, all expertly accomplished.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/2/2009

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