Auction 139, Lot 246

"Ile de New-York, Partie de Long-Island ou de l'Ile Longue, et Positions des Armees Americaine et Britannique, apres le Combat Livre sur les Hauteurs, le 27 Aout 1776", Marshall, John

Subject: New York

Period: 1807 (published)

Publication: Vie de George Washington

Color: Black & White

Size:
10 x 16 inches
25.4 x 40.6 cm

This Revolutionary War map depicts New York City and its environs during General Howe's invasion of Long Island on August 27, 1776. Greatly out manned, the American troops were forced to retreat to Brooklyn, thereby losing control of Long Island. In a key tactical move, General Washington succeeded in withdrawing his troops and supplies across the East River at night without detection by the British, thereby preventing a significant loss of men. This map depicts the positions and movements of the American and British troops during the battle, and extends north to Ft. Washington and Ft. Independence (with two named). Six British ships are depicted and named, and there is good detail throughout with numerous forts, roads, villages and towns located. From the French edition of John Marshall's Life of Washington.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3684-7.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with a couple of faint spots and a small abrasion at right with minor loss of neatline.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/15/2012

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