Auction 133, Lot 156

"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: Hand Color

8.7 x 7 inches
22.1 x 17.8 cm

This Revolutionary Warperiod 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. It is centered on Philadelphia, includes most of New Jersey, Delaware, Long Island, southwest Pennsylvania, northern Chesapeake Bay and the greater New York City area. The southern New Jersey coast is labeled Sandy Barren Deserts. 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: A+

Issued folding now flattened. Beautiful example with a dark impression on a sheet with full margins.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/1/2010