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Auction 161, Lot 209

"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 North Carolina & South Carolina

Period: 1780 (dated)

Publication: Political Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
15.1 x 10.8 inches
38.4 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 and a tiny binding tear at right that just enters the border. Narrow side margins.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/8/2017

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