Auction 145, Lot 274

"Attaques des Forts de Chouaguen", Therbu, (Lieut.)

Subject: Colonial New York

Period: 1792 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.2 x 13.9 inches
23.4 x 35.3 cm

This rare German map illustrates an important battle in the French and Indian War. The map shows the British fortifications on the Oswego River at its mouth on Lake Ontario with Fort Ontario to the east with Fort Oswego and Fort Chouaguen on the west bank. During this important battle in 1756, the French were victorious and established control of Lake Ontario. Beautifully engraved to show troop encampments and the forested terrain and decorated with a compass rose. French text provides a key at bottom. Engraved by Contgen.

References:

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with a damp stain at left that just enters the map image and light scattered foxing in the lower blank margin.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/12/2013

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