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Auction 157, Lot 171

"[Lot of 2 - Northeast, Mid-Atlantic] Carte pour Servir au Journal de Mr. le Mquis. de Chastellux...", Chastellux, Francois Jean, Marquis de

Subject: Northeastern United States, American Revolution

Period: 1786 (circa)

Publication: Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782...

Color: Black & White

9.6 x 7.4 inches
24.4 x 18.8 cm

This pair of maps was used to illustrate Chastellux's Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782... This work provided a first-hand perspective of the American Revolution and is one of the great contemporary Revolutionary War accounts. The Marquis de Chastellux was one of the forty members of the French Academy and a Major General in the French army in the late 1700's. He served under the Count de Rochambeau and joined forces with General Washington in the famous march on Yorktown that led to Cornwalis' surrender. Cartographically, the maps cover the region from central New England south to Virginia and west to the Appalachians, and display his route through these regions while serving under Rochambeau. Engraved by Aldring.

References: Howes #C324.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting and faint scattered foxing.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 5/4/2016