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Auction 184, Lot 198

"A New and Accurate Map of the Present Seat of War in North America, from a Late Survey", Anon.

Subject: Colonial New England United States

Period: 1775 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Hand Color

14.8 x 11.3 inches
37.6 x 28.7 cm
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This uncommon map was issued in October of 1775, just following the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. It covers Rhode Island and Massachusetts with parts of Connecticut and New Hampshire. It depicts provinces, counties, townships, towns, meeting-houses, roads, forts, and landmarks along the Connecticut River. The March of the Provincials following the battle of Concord and Lexington is noted through Massachusetts.

References: Jolly #UNIV-173; McCorkle #775.11; Phillips (M) p. 585; Sellers & Van Ee #814.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flat, with some light soiling and a professionally repaired tear that extends 5.5" into the image at right.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/15/2021