New England Revolutionary War Map
Title: MAP of the Country which was the scene of the Operations of the Northern Army Including the WILDERNESS THROUGH which Gen'l Arnold marched to attack QUEBEC
Publication: Marshall's Life of Washington.
Description: Map of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec during the American Revolutionary War issued for John Marshall's 1832 edition of the publication, Life of Washington. The map covers the strategically important Hudson Valley – St. Lawrence corridor between Albany, New York and Quebec City, Canada. From east to west it covers From Montreal and Albany in the East to Maine's' Kennebec River in the West and includes Cape Ann, the St. Lawrence River, Lac Orleans, Lake Champlain, Lake George, and the Connecticut River.
Marshall used this map to illustrate the important Hudson Valley theatre of the American Revolutionary War and depicts 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 Fort Ticonderoga, which controlled access to the Hudson and Lake Champlain. Fort Ticonderoga changed hands several time during the war but control of the Hudson remained with the Continental forces following the defeat of British General Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga, one of the turning points of the American Revolutionary War. Engraved by Joseph Yeager.
Condition: Good imprint and paper, folding copy as published, early hand colouring, some old mount marks to margins, strengthening to left centrefold.
Image size: 253 x 190mm,
7.5 x 10" approx.