THE BATTLE OF WHITE PLAINS
SAUTHIER, CLAUDE JOSEPH / FADEN, WILLIAM (ENGR.)
Plan of the Operations of the King's Army under the command of General Sr. William Howe in New York... and East New Jersey, against the American forces Commanded by General Washington, from the 12th of October to the 28th of November 1776. Wherein is particularly distinguished the engagement of the White Plains the 28th of October, Engraved by Wm. Faden...published...Feby. 25th 1777 by W. Faden.
16” x 21”. Original wash color. Excellent condition.
This separately-issued broadside sheet shows the campaigns in Westchester County, New York in October and November 1776, particularly focusing on the Battle of White Plains, 28 October. It shows the area from upper Manhattan Island to the Croton River, and is the earliest large-scale printed map for any part of Westchester. Based upon a manuscript by the British Engineer, Claude Joseph Sauthier, the sheet is “so filled with detail as to be at once among the most informative and the most difficult to study of all battle plans. The persistent viewer will be rewarded with an excellent picture of the White Plains phase of the New York Campaign... It is the most accurate published delineation of the movements of Washington and Howe in Westchester from the time of the British landing through November 28” -- Nebenzahl. Other important features shown on the map include the British movement south towards Fort Washington in upper Manhattan, Cornwallis’s landing in New Jersey, his taking of Fort Lee, and the British route towards Brunswick.
Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution, 13; Pritchard & Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude, 55.
Inventory No. 7899