Jul 09, 2020 - Sale 2540

Sale 2540 - Lot 215

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(VALLEY FORGE.) Encampment at Valley Forge 1778. Iron-gall ink on wove paper. 16 1/2x21 inches sheet size; lined with newer linen, scattered staining, large horizontal tear. [Eastern Pennsylvania?, early 19th century]

Additional Details

Early hand-drawn manuscript patterned after Brigadier General Louis Lebègue Duportail's plan of the Valley Forge encampment in 1777. Micro pinpricks along the ink delineations suggest this map was either copied from a contemporary version of Duportail's original, or possibly it served as a model from which other early copies may have been made.