Auction 148, Lot 285

"Sketch of the Country Illustrating the Late Engagement in Long Island", Anon.

Subject: New York

Period: 1776 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

12.4 x 7.8 inches
31.5 x 19.8 cm

This is the first edition, published in October 1776, of this map that shows the initial troop positions and battle activity of this important and early American Revolution battle. Troop and battle deployments are clearly shown. A fascinating Revolutionary War map designed to inform the British people about the American cause of independence.

References: Jolly #GENT-248; Sellers & Van Ee #1150.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with faint offsetting and a few misfolds. A binding trim at left has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/19/2014