Auction 139, Lot 243

"The Southern Part of the Province of New York: with Part of the Adjoining Colonies…", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial New York

Period: 1778 (dated)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.3 x 9.8 inches
18.5 x 24.9 cm

This scarce map of southern New York extends from Albany to New York City, with parts of New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. It illustrates the theater of the American Revolutionary War following Britain’s capture of Philadelphia and move to consolidate its positions in New York. There is incredible detail of towns, harbors, roads, forts, manors, ferries, and rivers. The Highlands and the stretch of the Hudson River that became a pivotal axis of the conflict are prominently delineated. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche and a simple compass rose.

References: Jolly #LOND-321; Sellers & van Ee #1098.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with some extraneous creasing. There are tiny tears, a few small chips, and light toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/15/2012

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