Auction 149, Lot 259

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

Subject: Colonial New York, Revolutionary War

Period: 1776 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.2 x 7.7 inches
31 x 19.6 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 wide margins, light toning, soiling, and some offsetting. A binding trim at top left has been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Unsold

Closed on 5/21/2014

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