• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 194

    [AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. FADEN, William, cartographer. Plan of the Operations of General Washington, against The Kings Troops in New Jersey, from the 26th of December 1776 to the 3rd. January 1777. London: William Faden, 15 April 1777.

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    [AMERICAN REVOLUTION]. FADEN, William, cartographer. Plan of the Operations of General Washington, against The Kings Troops in New Jersey, from the 26th of December 1776 to the 3rd. January 1777. London: William Faden, 15 April 1777.

    Engraved map (350 x 440mm.) approximately. Handcolored in red and blue to show key roads, and troop positions of the Continental and British armies. Matted and framed.

    WASHINGTON'S VICTORIES AT TRENTON AND PRINCETON. A superbly detailed cartographic depiction of Washington's crossing of the Delaware on the night of December 25 and his surprise attacks on the British/Hessian garrisons at Trenton (on the morning of December 26) and Princeton (on the morning of January 3). The roads and the positions of both armies are delicately hand-colored; in the lower corners are detailed lists of the casualties suffered by the British and Hessian regiments during these historic engagements, battles which did much to rebuild public confidence in Washington as Commander-in-Chief. Nebenzahl 119; Schwartz & Ehrenberg pp. 189-190


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