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Auction 179, Lot 271

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

Subject: Colonial 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
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This is the first edition of this map, published in October 1776, that shows troop positions of this important and early American Revolution battle. Battle deployments are clearly shown with concentrations in lower Manhattan, Westchester, New Rochelle and Hamsted. 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 with light toning and offsetting, and minor soiling. A binding trim at top left has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/16/2020