Auction 149, Lot 270

"Sketch of General Grants Position on Long Island", Stedman, Charles

Subject: Long Island, New York

Period: 1794 (published)

Publication: The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War

Color: Hand Color

10.6 x 13.9 inches
26.9 x 35.3 cm

Charles Stedman was an American-born officer who served in the British Army during the American Revolution. Stedman served under Howe, Clinton and Cornwallis, and wrote a history on the war with explanations of the military campaigns and depictions of battle plans. This plan depicts the movements of Admiral Howe, General Grant, and General von Heister during the Battle of Long Island on Aug. 27, 1776. The British camps and the American camps, under the command of General Sullivan and Major General Stirling, are also shown. Geographical and topographical features are illustrated in detail.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.STED-1a #2; Phillips (America) p. 362.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, with light offsetting. A binding trim at bottom right has been replaced with old paper, and an associated binding tear that enters 2" into map has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/21/2014