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A Plan of the Northern Part of New Jersey, shewing the Positions of the American and British Armies after crossing the North River in 1776
Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1807. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Sheet measures 17 x 10.5" This important 1807 Revolutionary War - era map covers New York, Staten Island and northern New Jersey and depicts the Theater of War in Northern New Jersey following the Battle of White Plains and the British capture of New York City. Following the evacuation of the British in Boston in March 1776, the British landed huge forces to gain control of the lower Hudson and New York City. They landed on Staten Island and Long Island and managed to defeat Washington at the Battle of Long Island or the Battle of Brooklyn Heights. Washington and his trapped forces managed to escape to Manhattan on August 29. The fighting finally culminated in the Battle of Harlem Heights in New York City. The American army was overpowered once more and driven northward to Westchester County and eventually across New Jersey into Pennsylvania and famously across the Delaware which became the turning point in the war.To contextualize the armies' paths, the map shows rivers, roads, and topographical elements. The map was part of the rare 1807 atlas volume belonging to Chief Justice John Marshall's seminal six volume biography of Washington. In good condition with minor wear along original folds. John James Marshall (1755--1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. A renowned Federalist, Marshall's admiration for George Washington led him to publish "The Life of Washington," a five-volume biography of the famed President and general. In 1832, he produced a revised and condensed two-volume edition with hand-colored maps. This map attests both to Marshall's influential work and to the skill of the general it honors.
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