Auction 154, Lot 159

"A New and Accurate Map of North Carolina, and Part of South Carolina, with the Field of Battle between Earl Cornwallis and General Gates", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1780 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Black & White

15 x 10.8 inches
38.1 x 27.4 cm

This scarce map of the Carolinas, published during the American Revolution, is apparently based on Henry Mouzon's 1778 foundation map of the region. It is filled with topographical notes and the locations of important plantations, court houses, meeting houses, swamps, and chapels. This map illustrates the region involved in the southern theater of the war. After General Clinton seized Charleston in May of 1780, the British began a campaign into the Carolinas in pursuit of the remnants of the Continental Army. The map illustrates the Battle of Camden in August, 1780, where the American General Gates was defeated by British General Cornwallis. Published by J. Bew in London.

References: Jolly #POL-16.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with faint offsetting, a few minor extraneous creases, and a 1.5" binding tear that at right has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/16/2015