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Rare 1st Edition original antique map illustrating the positions of the American & British armies during the attack on Quebec during the 1776 American War of Independence, published by C P Wayne in the 1807 edition of John Marshall's The Life of George Washington. A Revolutionary War Map: Wilderness Route to Quebec. This refers to Benedict Arnold's march through the Maine wilderness in the late 1775. The map covers an area from northern Massachusetts to Quebec City. The area that is now Vermont is shown as part of New York. Rivers & lakes shown along with important forts like Ticonderoga & Crown Point.
Background:This is a rare map of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec during the American Revolutionary War issued for John Marshall’s 1832 edition of the Life of Washington. The map covers the strategically vital Hudson Valley – St. Lawrence corridor between Albany, New York and Quebec City, Canada. From east to west it covers from Montreal and Albany to Maine’s’ Kennebec River. Various rivers, major roads, and the sites of important battles are noted. Marshall prepared this map to illustrate the important Hudson Valley theater of the American Revolutionary War. Specifically this map documents the Battles of Bennington, Saratoga, Still Water, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Montreal, Trois-Riveres, and Quebec. Control of the Hudson River Valley and the St. Lawrence Corridor was hotly contested throughout the war. Following several disastrous attempts by the Continental Militia to seize control of Quebec and Montreal the focus of the regional war shifted to the strategically positioned Fort Ticonderoga, which effectively controlled access to the Hudson and Lake Champlain. Fort Ticonderoga changed hands several time during the war but control of the Hudson resolved to the Continental forces following the defeat of British General Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga. This victory was one of the great turning points of the American Revolutionary War.
Battle of Quebec was fought on December 31, 1775, between American Continental Army forces and the British defenders of Quebec City early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major defeat of the war for the Americans, and it came with heavy losses. General Richard Montgomery was killed, Benedict Arnold was wounded, and Daniel Morgan and more than 400 men were taken prisoner. The city's garrison, a motley assortment of regular troops and militia led by Quebec's provincial governor, General Guy Carleton, suffered a small number of casualties.
The 5 volume publication outlined the life & times of Washington, containing an atlas volume with numerous maps and engravings of the campaigns and battles of Washington from the American Revolutionary Wars. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - White Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 11in x 9in (280mm x 225mm) Plate size: - 11in x 9in (280mm x 225mm) Margins: - Min 1/8in (2mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Right margin cropped close to border Plate area: - None Verso: - None