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Auction 99, Lot 221

"A Plan of New York Island with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey, with a particular Description of the Engagement on the Woody Heights of Long Island … on the 27th of August 1776", Faden, William

Subject: Colonial New York

Period: 1776 (dated)

Publication: North American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 18.6 inches
42.2 x 47.2 cm
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Fifth and final state of this significant Revolutionary War battle plan. The map was first issued less than five weeks after this major battle to illustrate the victory to the British public. It was then updated, in five states, to depict the progress of the campaign in which Gen. Howe's Army forced the withdrawal of the American troops. Original wash color in rivers and outline color to distinguish the various troop placements. Text below describing the battle and the British capture of the city.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1145; Nebenzahl #12; Tooley (America) #41e, p. 76.

Condition: B

Trimmed into neatline at top, as issued, else fine.

Estimate: $4,000 - $4,500

Sold for: $4,250

Closed on 6/12/2002