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Auction 184, Lot 195

"Map for the Interior Travels Through America, Delineating the March of the Army", Conder, Thomas

Subject: New England & Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1789 (circa)

Publication: Travels Through the Interior Parts of America

Color: Hand Color

14.4 x 15.9 inches
36.6 x 40.4 cm
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This fascinating map illustrates the routes followed by the British Army during the American Revolution and was published in Thomas Anburey's account of Canada and the United States. Anburey was an officer in the British Army, serving under General John Burgoyne, and his account is considered one of the best eyewitness accounts from a British perspective. The map is color-coded to illustrate four marches made by the British Army and the extents of parole in Virginia for the British and German Officers. The marches and paroles are described in a note at top left, and include the marches from: Fort Ticonderoga to Saratoga; Saratoga to Charlottesville, Virginia; Charlottesville to Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Lancaster to New York. The superb title cartouche features a Native American, a galleon, and a group of British soldiers.

References: McCorkle #789.5.

Condition: B

Issued folding with contemporary outline color and some tiny separations and holes along the folds - particularly at the fold intersections. There is a binding trim at bottom and a short adjacent tear that has been closed on verso with archival tape. There is light soiling, a few spots of foxing, and a couple of light dampstains in the image. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/15/2021