Auction 149, Lot 261

Important Revolutionary War Map

"A Map of the Country in Which the Army under Lt. General Burgoyne Acted in the Campaign of 1777, Shewing the Marches of the Army & the Places of the Principal Actions", Faden, William

Subject: Colonial New York, Revolutionary War

Period: 1780 (dated)

Publication: A State of the Expedition from Canada…

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 22.3 inches
27.7 x 56.6 cm

This detailed and important map covers the area from the Chambly River (Richelieu River) south through Lake Champlain to Albany on the Hudson River. With the use of red hand coloring, the route of Burgoyne's ill fated campaign to split the northeast colonies from the southern colonies is depicted. Although Burgoyne achieved early victories at Ticonderoga and Huberton, the difficulties of fielding such a large force in what was essentially a wilderness region against an enemy that displayed unconventional tactics turned the odds against the British. Published in John Bourgoyne's A State of the Expedition from Canada... in London. Faden's maps of the American Revolution are particularly well presented because he based them on manuscript maps supplied to him from the war zone.

References: Nebenzahl (Biblio) #48.

Condition: B

Issued folding with a binding trim to the neatline at right and associated 1.5" and 1" binding tears that have been closed on verso with archival material. Moderate offsetting.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300


Closed on 5/21/2014