Auction 151, Lot 246

"[Lot of 2] Plan of the Redoubt and Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles-Town (Commonly Called Bunker's Hill…) [and] A Plan of the Action at Bunker's Hill, on the 17th of June 1775. Betwen His Majesty's Troops…",

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts, Revolutionary War

Period: 1775-1856 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

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The first Bunker Hill item is the complete 48 page issue of the September 1775 Gentleman's Magazine containing much early Revolutionary War news. Included is a half page plan of the defenses of Bunker Hill with related text, copies of letters to and from George Washington, and a copy of a letter from John Hancock to King George. The second is a very detailed mid 19th century reproduction of Bunker Hill showing the positions of the American and British troops. Also shown are British ships (named) with direction of fire during the battle. Includes a profile view of Charlestown and an inset "Plan of Redoubt on Bunker’s Hill."

A. Plan of the Redoubt and Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles-Town (Commonly Called Bunker's Hill…), from The Gentleman's Magazine ... September, 1775, published 1775 (3.9 x 3.9"). Condition: Mild toning. The text has an occasional spot of foxing>.

B. A Plan of the Action at Bunker's Hill, on the 17th of June 1775. Betwen His Majesty's Troops..., by Page/G.P. Putnam, circa 1856 (8.7 x 7.4"). Condition: Light toning with a few small spots.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/19/2014

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