Auction 148, Lot 326

"York Town, and Gloucester Point. As Besieged by the Allied Army", Conder, Thomas

Subject: Yorktown, Virginia, Revolutionary War

Period: 1788 (circa)

Publication: William Gordon's History of the Rise, Progress ... of the United States…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.4 x 11.3 inches
21.3 x 28.7 cm

This finely engraved map provides information on this important American Revolutionary War battle including the positions of British, American and French troops, and the ships in the York River. Good detail including many villages, roads, watershed, forests, and good topographical information. Locates with tent icons the quarters of Count Rochambeau, Gen. Washington, Gen. Knox, Gen. Nelson, Gen. Clinton, and several French commanders. Names Moore's House and delineates the roads to Williamsburg and to Hampton. The lower quarter of the map is a key that names and locates 22 British Fortifications and 15 French and American "Approaches". North located by a fleur-de-lys in the York River. Plate IX at upper left above neatline.

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Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper, now pressed flat, with a binding trim to the neatline at bottom left, faint offsetting, and light stains at top left caused by non-archival tape that has since been removed.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/19/2014

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