Auction 170, Lot 177

"A Map of the Country Round Philadelphia Including Part of New Jersey New York Staten Island & Long Island", Anon.

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States, Revolutionary War

Period: 1776 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 7.1 inches
22.4 x 18 cm

This Revolutionary War period map encompasses the area of Eastern Pennsylvania through Long Island and south to include Chesapeake Bay. The map was issued to illustrate the British Army's objective of defeating Gen. Washington at Long Island and then to march to Philadelphia and put a quick end to the conflict. It is centered on Philadelphia, includes most of New Jersey, Delaware, Long Island, southeastern Pennsylvania, northern Chesapeake Bay and the greater New York City area. The southern New Jersey coast is labeled Sandy Barren Desarts. The map is filled with interesting features including Indian villages, towns and cities, ferries, and roads (including the distances between towns). Adorned with a simple compass rose.

References: Jolly #GENT-247; Phillips (M) p.699; Sellers and Van Ee #1041.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting from an opposing page of text, two short fold separations in the top blank margin that have been archivally repaired, and remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/14/2018