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 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 the more accurate naming of certain locations such as Fort Lee or Ft. Constitution updated from Flying Camp of the Americans. In this state, the fourth line of the title contains thirty words (including "the Taking of the City of New-York") and the heading to the text below the map has been altered to read "attack of the Rebel Works on Long Island." The map is rare at auction with ABPC reporting four copies sold in twenty years. Tooley, America 41, p. 75; Stevens & Tree Comparative Cartography 41e.
C Estate of Donald Brenwasser
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