Auction 140, Lot 161

"A Map and Chart of those Parts of the Bay of Chesapeak York and James Rivers which are at Present the Seat of War", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1781 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Black & White

14.5 x 10 inches
36.8 x 25.4 cm

Rarely seen Revolutionary War map shows the seat of the Battle of Yorktown, where the British General Cornwallis surrendered on October 19, 1781, effectively leading to the end of the war with Britain. This map was published in the November 30th, 1781 edition of the magazine, not long after the battle. The map shows soundings in fathoms, the locations of Rochambeau and Washington's armies, as well as those of the ill-fated Cornwallis. A French fleet is located off of Cape Henry. Published by John Bew.

References: Jolly #POL-38.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with light offsetting from opposing text page. The right-hand fold has light soiling with some fold separations and a few short tears that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/23/2012