FADEN, WILLIAM A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey, with particular Descriptio...
London: Faden, 1776. Stevens & Tree's fifth (and final) issue. Engraved map, partially hand-colored, with the text below in four columns. The full sheet 30 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches (77 x 55 cm); framed. Very intermittent spotting, the extremities lightly mat toned, very short marginal tear at horizontal center fold, a very clean example.
Faden's important and rare map of the August 27th 1776 Battle of Long Island, published in five states beginning in October of that year, this the fifth state with the final updates. The changes between the states of this map are relatively minor but provide more accurate information such as the updated name of Flying Camp of the Americans to Fort Lee or Ft. Constitution. The fourth line of the title here contains thirty words including "the Taking of the City of New-York" and the heading to the text below the map is altered to read "attack of the Rebel Works on Long Island." The map is rare at auction with ABPC and Rare Book Hub reporting only two copies sold in twenty years. Tooley, America 41, p. 75; Stevens & Tree Comparative Cartography 41e.
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