Sale 17BP02 | Lot 53

[AMERICAN REVOLUTION] SAUTHIER, CLAUDE JOSEPH & FADEN, WILLIAM. A Plan of the Operations of the Kings Army Under the Command o...

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[AMERICAN REVOLUTION] SAUTHIER, CLAUDE JOSEPH and FADEN, WILLIAM. A Plan of the Operations of the Kings Army Under the Command o...

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Lot 53
[AMERICAN REVOLUTION] SAUTHIER, CLAUDE JOSEPH & FADEN, WILLIAM. A Plan of the Operations of the Kings Army Under the Command o...
London: W. Faden, 25 February 1777. First edition, second state with the addition of five ships off Sarak Island (the Tartar, Phoenix, and Roebuck) and a dotted line charting their course. Engraved map with hand-coloring. Neat lines 29 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches (74.5 x 50.5 cm); framed. Faint old dampstain visible on verso, very small loss in upper margin above neat line, the red coloring somewhat faint, lightly dust soiled.
"The most accurate published delineation of the movements of the armies of Washington and Howe in Westchester" published by Faden in February 1777 from drawings made by the British engineer Claude Joseph Sauthier who accompanied Howe on the October and November campaign. Following the Battle of Long Island (August 1776), Washington retreated with the American forces into Manhattan and further north to White Plains. Howe pursued Washington, and this map shows the various landing places and camps of British and Hessian troops at Myers Point in Pelham, New Rochelle and Mamaroneck as well as the location of five war ships blocking the entrance to the Croton River, these maneuvers intended to corner the Americans. Most of the attention of the map is on the October 28th Battle of White Plains and the subsequent retreat of the Americans to North Castle. On the west side of the Hudson, the map also shows the location of Cornwallis' camp after the taking of Fort Lee as late as November 18th. This is the second state of the map with the addition of the three ships, likely issued shortly after the first, and the map was included in Faden's 1777 North American Atlas and later in Stedman's History. Nebenzahl. A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution, 101; Nebenzahl & Higginbotham. Atlas of the American Revolution, 13.


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