Auction 135, Lot 325

"York Town, and Gloucester Point. As besieged by The Allied Army", Conder, Thomas

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1788 (published)

Publication: Dr. Gordon's History of the American War

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.5 x 11.3 inches
21.6 x 28.7 cm

This finely engraved map provides information of the battle including the positions of British, American and French troops, and the ships in the York River. Good detail including many villages, roads, watershed, forests, and good topographical information. Locates with tent icons the quarters of Count Rochambeau, Gen. Washington, Gen. Knox, Gen. Nelson, Gen. Clinton, and several French commanders. Names Moore's House and delineates the roads to Williamsburg and to Hampton. The lower quarter of the map is a key that names and locates 22 British Fortifications and 15 French and American "Approaches". North located by a fleur-de-lis in the York River. Plate IX at upper left above neatline. Engraved in London by T. Conder.

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Condition: B+

Just a little light toning in map. A few spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/16/2011

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