Auction 159, Lot 199

"The Marches of Lord Cornwallis in the Southern Provinces, Now States of North America; Comprehending the Two Carolinas, with Virginia and Maryland, and the Delaware Counties", Faden, William

Subject: Southeastern United States

Period: 1787 (dated)

Publication: A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 25.4 inches
49 x 64.5 cm

This important and rare map was published in General Banastre Tarleton's A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America. This fascinating history of the Southern Theater of the American Revolution is told from the perspective of the British. Tarleton, commander of the British Legion, served in America from May 1776 to October 1781. He played an important role in the capture of Charleston and the brutal Battle of Waxhaw Creek, and returned to Britain after the failed Siege of Yorktown. This history is highly regarded for its use of original documents, and contains 5 maps, including this one. As the title states, this map depicts the entire Southern Theater of the war from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to South Carolina. There is excellent detail of towns, roads, courthouses, Indian settlements, and topography. The routes of Cornwallis, O'Hara, and Tarleton are outlined in red, blue and yellow, as indicated by the key adjacent to the title. This is the second state.

References: Nebenzahl (Biblio. Amer. Rev.) #60.

Condition: C+

Issued folding with original outline color, now pressed and mounted on linen to repair a few tiny fold separations and a 2" tear at top left. Three large chips at right have been replaced with old paper, with a small amount of text and a portion of the border replaced in facsimile. Trimmed to neatline at left. Light overall soiling with heavier soiling in border at right.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/14/2016