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Auction 165, Lot 272

"Sketch of the Country Illustrating the Late Engagement in Long Island", Anon.

Subject: Colonial Eastern New York, Revolutionary War

Period: 1776 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

12.4 x 7.8 inches
31.5 x 19.8 cm

This is the first edition, published in October 1776, of this map that shows the initial troop positions and battle activity of this important and early American Revolution battle. Troop and battle deployments are clearly shown. A fascinating Revolutionary War map designed to inform the British people about the American cause of independence.

References: Jolly #GENT-248; Sellers & Van Ee #1150.

Condition: B

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue. There is light offsetting, one small spot at right, and a short binding tear at bottom left that has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/15/2017