Auction 140, Lot 158

"A Map of the Country round Philadelphia Including Part of New Jersey New York Staten Island & Long Island", Anon.

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1776 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 7 inches
21.6 x 17.8 cm

This Revolutionary War period map encompasses the area of Eastern Pennsylvania through Long Island and south to include Chesapeake Bay. The map was issued to illustrate the British Army's objective of defeating Gen. Washington at Long Island and then to march to Philadelphia and put a quick end to the conflict. It is centered on Philadelphia, includes most of New Jersey, Delaware, Long Island, southwest Pennsylvania, northern Chesapeake Bay and the greater New York City area. The southern New Jersey coast is labeled Sandy Barren Deserts. The map is filled with interesting features including Indian villages, towns and cities, ferries, and roads (including the distances between towns). Adorned with a simple compass rose.

References: Jolly GENT-247; Phillips (M) p.699; Klein G76.6; Sellers and Van Ee 1041.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, with light offsetting and a few short fold separations in blank margins, closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/23/2012