Auction 149, Lot 297

Important Revolutionary War Map

"Plan of the Action at Huberton Under Brigadier Genl. Frazer, Supported by Major Genl. Reidesel, on the 7th July 1777", Faden, William

Subject: Colonial Vermont, Revolutionary War

Period: 1780 (dated)

Publication: A State of the Expedition from Canada…

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 10.8 inches
35.1 x 27.4 cm

This detailed and uncommon battle plan depicts the only pitched battle fought in Vermont during the American Revolution. The positions of British Brigadier General Frazer's men, the German mercenaries under General Reidesel, and Seth Warner's Green Mountain men are clearly noted with red and blue hand coloring. An alphabetized index at left gives clarification to the battle lines displayed. The British eventually routed the Americans with a somewhat higher casualty count, but captured some 260 American prisoners. 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) #51; Nebenzahl (American Revolution) #18.

Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with moderate offsetting and a binding trim to the neatline at lower left.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/21/2014