Auction 140, Lot 296

"Cape Fear River, with the Counties Adjacent, and the Towns of Brunswick and Wilmington, against which Lord Cornwallis, Detached Part of his Army, the 17th. of January Last", Lodge, John

Subject: Wilmington, North Carolina

Period: 1781 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Black & White

7 x 9.5 inches
17.8 x 24.1 cm

This interesting and scarce map depicts the Cape Fear River vicinity near the close of the Revolutionary War. Wilmington was captured by the British in 1781 and plantations in the Cape Fear area were ransacked. The map shows numerous locations including Mount Misery, Wilmington, Brunswick and Lockwoods Folly with notations of their distance from Charlestown, from which General Cornwallis launched his attack on the region. Fort Johnson, which had been destroyed at the outbreak of the war, is also shown. Published by John Bew.

References: Jolly #POL-22; Sellers & Van Ee #1512.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with a few faint spots.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $425

Closed on 5/23/2012