After Samuel Lewis (c. 1754-1822). “Plan of the Northern part of New Jersey Showing the Positions of the American & British Armies After Crossing the North River in 1776.” From John Marshall’s Life of George Washington.
London: Richard Phillips, Nov. 1st, 1806. 15 3/4 x 9 7/8. Engraving by Nick, Strand. With folds as originally issued. Very good condition. A/A
One of ten maps prepared for an English edition of John Marshall’s Life of George Washington in the first decade of the nineteenth century. Long the standard biography, a separately issued atlas provided the best maps of the campaigns of the American Revolution then being issued. This one, based on surveys by Samuel Lewis, documents the positions of the armies as Washington retreated across New Jersey toward Philadelphia. The area mapped shows to Trenton in the south and as far as “Tappan Sea” in the northern extreme. This map includes the towns of Princeton, New Brunswick, Monmouth, Morristown and many others. A fine, crisp depiction of that campaign.