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Price Realized: $2,160 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2310 Lot 41
FIRST BRITISH PLAN OF BUNKER HILL (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRINTS.) [A Plan] of the Battle on Bunkers Hill . . . by an Officer on the Spot. Engraving, 19 x 13 3/4 inches; cropped to the neat line and quite worn on all four edges with substantial loss, most notably a 10 x 1-inch strip along the lower right edge, various separations at folds and closed tears, laid down on paper, ink stamp in lower left corner of map area. London: R. Sayer & J. Bennett, 27 November 1775
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500
The map shows the British batteries in Boston, the route taken by their transport ships to Charlestown, and the paths of the British assault and the American retreat. The descriptive text is from a letter by John Burgoyne. "The first map of the skirmish . . . published in London"--Ristow, Cartography of the Battle of Bunker Hill, page 272. Nebenzahl, Battle Plans of the American Revolution 28.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,160