Auction 148, Lot 286

"A Plan of New York Island, Part of Long Island &c. Shewing the Position of the American & British Armies, Before, At, and After the Engagement on the Heights Aug. 27th 1776", Phillips, Richard (Sir)

Subject: New York, Revolutionary War

Period: 1806 (dated)

Publication: Marshall's Life of Washington

Color: Black & White

10.1 x 16.1 inches
25.7 x 40.9 cm

This terrific Revolutionary War plan centers on Manhattan and shows part of Staten Island, Long Island, Ft. Washington, and Ft. Independence. Troop positions are located and the British ships Roebuck, Phoenix, Rose, Grayhound, Thunder, and Carcass are identified. Good detail throughout with numerous forts, roads, villages, and towns named. Engraved by Samuel Neele.


Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with a hint of offsetting. There are binding holes and a small chip in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/19/2014