Auction 136, Lot 174

"[Lot of 6 - American Revolution]", Marshall, John

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas to Marshall's Life of Washington

Color: Black & White

Size:
9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm

Lot of six maps from this important and early history of the American Revolution published by J. Crissy with maps engraved by James Yeager. Each map has abundant details, including relevant locations and illustrations representing ships and armies distinguished by color. They delineate the positions and movements of General Washington, and several other British and American generals at important stages of the American Revolutionary War. The maps each measure approximately 9" x 7" and include the following:

1. Map of part of Virginia North Carolina South Carolina & Georgia which were the scenes of the most important Operations of the Southern Armies. Great regional map.

2. Plan of the Investment and Attack of York in Virginia. This map documents an important battle of the Revolutionary War. Abundantly detailed, the map shows the positions of Baron de Viomenil, General Washington, Count Rochambeau, General Clinton and General Cox. American artillery, roads, rivers and creeks, the French Hospital, and numerous troop positions are located. A notation documents the end of the war, Field where the British laid down their Arms.

3. Plan of the siege of Charleston in S. Carolina. Locates British troops surrounding Charleston with their fleet in the harbor just above Fort Johnston. Shows troop lines, commanders and more.

4. Boston with its Environs/i>. Very well-engraved plan of the city and surrounding area during the Revolutionary War. Extends to include Cambridge, Chelsea, Dorchester and the islands of Deer, Gallops, Long, Castle, and Spectacle. Locates roads, forts, powder magazines, batteries, etc.

5. Plan of the Northern part of New Jersey…American & British armies…North River in 1776. This small map documents important battles of the Revolutionary War. It includes abundant details, including relevant troop locations.

6. A Plan of New York Island, Part of Long Island &c Shewing the Position of the American & British Armies, before, at and after the Engagement on the Heights Aug. 27th 1776. This terrific war plan is centered on Manhattan. Extends to the narrows, and to show part of Staten and Long Islands, and north to Ft. Washington and to above Ft. Independence (two are named). Locates troop positions and specifically gives the positions of the ships Roebuck, Phoenix, Rose, Greyhound, Thunder, Carcass, and Bombs. Good detail throughout with numerous forts, roads, villages and towns located.

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Condition: B

The maps are sound with fine impressions and full margins on thin banknote-style paper. Each with a little toning or foxing and a few minor fold separations.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/1/2011

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