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Auction 158, Lot 460

"[Lot of 3] Campaigns of the American Revolution - An Atlas of Manuscript Maps [and] A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution 1775-1795 [and] Mapping the American Revolutionary War",

Subject: References

Period: 1975-78 (published)



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A. Campaigns of the American Revolution - An Atlas of Manuscript Maps, by Douglas W. Marshall and Howard H. Peckham, published 1976, printed color (10.0 x 13.3"). Published just in time for the United States Bicentennial, this informative reference atlas reproduces original materials related to the Revolutionary War that were drawn by cartographers and the witnesses present on the battlefields. It is illustrated with reproductions of manuscript maps from American and English archives. The illustrations are in color and black and white, with color pictorial endpapers. 138 pages. Hardbound in green cloth with gilt lettering. Condition: Contents tight. Covers are sunned along the top and bottom edges with minor shelf wear. The dust jacket is worn and soiled with some small chips and tears and minor adhesive reside on the interior leaves. (B+)

B. A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution 1775-1795, by Kenneth Nebenzahl, published 1975, black & white (5.8 x 8.9"). This useful reference provides the first comprehensive list of Revolutionary War battle plans printed from 1775 to 1795. Hardbound in burgundy cloth with silver title on spine and an illustrated dust jacket protected by a Mylar sleeve. 159 pp. Condition: Contents and covers tight with minor wear to the dust jacket. (A)

C. Mapping the American Revolutionary War, by J.B. Harley, Barbara Bartz Petchenik, and Lawrence W. Towner, published 1978, black & white (8.8 x 11.3"). Authors J. B. Harley, Barbara B. Petchenik, and Lawrence W. Towner compiled the first study of changing cartographic approaches to a single series of military events. Harley draws on 18th century published manuals and atlases to investigate the contemporary mapping of the Revolution. Other chapters examine the 19th and 20th century cartographic record of the war. The book also describes the work of three major 19th century historians and their roles in perpetuating or modifying the traditional cartographic representation of Revolutionary battles. 185 pp., index, B & W illustrations. First edition, hardbound in gray cloth with a dust jacket protected by a Mylar sleeve. Condition: Contents tight with a little shelf wear to the covers. Minor soiling on the dust jacket. (A)



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Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/22/2016