Auction 148, Lot 312

"The Siege of Charlestown", Phillips, Richard (Sir)

Subject: Charleston, South Carolina, Revolutionary War

Period: 1806 (dated)

Publication: Marshall's Life of Washington

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.7 x 8.2 inches
32.3 x 20.8 cm

This fascinating Revolutionary War map depicts Charleston under British control after the siege of 1780. British ships fill the waterways and the location of their camp is indicated. The Siege of Charleston was a major victory for the British, who had shifted their attention to the southern colonies in the final stretch of the war. Major General Benjamin Lincoln surrendered approximately 5,000 American troops after six weeks of battle-- the largest number of American forces to surrender throughout the entire war. Engraved by Cooper.

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Condition: A

Issued folding with ample margins.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/19/2014

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