Jun 06, 2019 - Sale 2512

Sale 2512 - Lot 158

Price Realized: $ 1,125
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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(NEW YORK CITY.) Low, Nathaniel. A View of the Present Seat of War at and Near New-York. Full-page woodcut map of New York City. 6 3/4x4 1/4 inches sheet size; bound in "An Astronomical Diary; or, Almanack, for the Year of Christian Aera 1777", [24] pages uncut, stitch sewn; first leaf detached and torn, light staining. Boston: J. Gill, [1776]

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Charmingly naive almanac map keyed with nine reference points including General Washington's position on Manhattan. The pamphlet begins with Low's "Address to the Tories" and continues with an entry for each month of the year headed by a war-themed stanza of verse. At the end is a table of roads from Boston and a lengthy list of regional tavern keeper's names. Sabin 42402; Phillips 522; Haskell, Manhattan Maps 507.