Auction 157, Lot 179

"[Untitled - Road from Boston to Yorktown]", Soules, Francois

Subject: New England & Mid-Atlantic, Revolutionary War

Period: 1787 (published)

Publication: Histoire des Troubles de l'Amerique Anglaise...

Color: Hand Color

36.1 x 10.3 inches
91.7 x 26.2 cm

This uncommon and unusual Revolutionary War period map of the East Coast covers the region from Boston Harbor to the Chesapeake Bay. The map was one of three issued in Francois Soules' Histoire des Troubles de l'Amerique Anglaise. The main feature of the map is the road system from Boston to Yorktown, which is shown in yellow from Boston to Annapolis and in green from there to Yorktown. This road system was used by the combined forces of General Washington and Comte de Rochambeau as they moved south to attack the British at Yorktown. The map shows the sites of 54 camps along this route as well as 14 "marches" from Annapolis to Williamsburg. This map is believed to be based on a similar Rochambeau manuscript map held in the Library of Congress. Click here to view the map.

References: Nebenzahl (Biblio) #185; Howes #S770.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on bluish, watermarked paper with occasional light toning, faint offsetting, and minor misfolds.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $850

Closed on 5/4/2016