Auction 139, Lot 245

"[Lot of 2] A Map of the Country Between Crown Point and Fort Edward [and] Plan of Fort Frederick at Crown Point", Anon.

Subject: New York

Period: 1755-1759 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

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This lot includes two maps that illustrate important actions in the French and Indian War. The Gentleman’s Magazine was an important contemporary source of information for the British public. Both maps include articles that describe the most recent engagements.

A.A Map of the Country between Crown Point and Fort Edward, published 1759, hand color, (4.5" x 7.5"). This map depicts the area surrounding Lake George, along the northeastern border of New York state, extending up to Lake Champlain. Several forts are shown, including Fort Ticonderoga, along with a very good path east & west next to the drown'd lands. One of the trails is labeled Dieskau's Path referring to the route taken by French and Indian forces under the command of German Baron Ludwig August Dieskau and British and Colonial troops under Sir William Johnson that resulted in a series of skirmishes and engagements known collectively as The Battle of Lake George. This battle was the first significant win against the French forces by British Provincials. The map is bound in the May 1759 Gentleman's Magazine. Also included in this edition is a map entitled "A Map of the Seat of War on the Rhine and Parts Adjacent in Germany." Condition: the map is in very good condition but is stapled to the magazine in the left blank margin. (B+)

B. Plan of Fort Frederick at Crown Point, by Gentleman's Magazine, published 1755, black & white (4" x 3.3"). This small plan of Fort Frederick was included in the November 1755 edition of Gentleman's Magazine, and is on a sheet with a smaller woodcut of the Lake George region and an article describing the Battle of Lake George. (A)

References: Jolly (GENT) #129, #93.

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Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/15/2012

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