Auction 136, Lot 184

"An Accurate Map of Rhode Island, Part of Connecticut and Massachusets, Shewing Admiral Arbuthnot's Station in Blocking up Admiral Ternay", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1780 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Black & White

14.8 x 10.5 inches
37.6 x 26.7 cm

An uncommon, Revolutionary War era map shows the coastline from Woods Hole and Buzzard's Bay down to Long Island, including Montauk Point and the Hamptons. The title describes a naval skirmish that took place between the revolutionary forces of France's Admiral de Ternay and those of Britain's Admiral Arbuthnot, and which ended in failure for the British forces. Imprint notes copyright Novr. 30, 1780 by J. Bew, pater Noster Row. Engraving credit to Jno. Lodge outside neat line at lower right.

References: Jolly POL-15; McCorkle #780.8.

Condition: B+

Nice impression., issued folding, now backed with archival tissue primarily to support one weak fold with a long separation and a little toning.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/1/2011