MARSHALL, John (1755-1835). Atlas to Marshall's Life of Washington. Philadelphia: J. Crissy, 1833

$ 3,800.00

8vo., (8 4/8 x 5 4/8 inches). 10 numbered engraved maps with original hand-colour (some browning and offsetting). Modern tan leatherette, marbled paper boards. 

The maps in this atlas are:

Boston with its Environs

Plan of New York Island shewing the Position of the American & British Armies before, at, and after the Engagement on the Heights August 27th 1776.

Plan of the Country from Frogs Point to Croton River Shewing the Positions of the American & British Armies from the 12th of Oct. 1776 until the Engagement on the White 
Plains on the 28th

Plan of the Northern part of New Jersey Shewing the Positions of the American & British Armies after crossing the North River in 1776

Map of the Country from Raritan River in East Jersey to Elk Head in Maryland Shewing the several Operations of the American & British Armies in 1776 & 1777

Map of the Country which was the scene of Operations of the Northern Army Including the Wilderness Through which Gen.l Arnold marched to attack Quebec

Map of part of Rhode Island Shewing the Positions of the American & British Armies at the Siege of Newport and the subsequent Action on the 29th of August 1778

Map of part of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia which were the scenes of the most important Operations of the Southern Armies

Plan of the Investment and Attack of York in Virginia

Plan of the Siege of Charleston in S. Carolina

Originally published to accompany Marshall's The Life of George Washington, published simultaneously in London and Philadelphia between 1804 and 1807. Marshall, who was the fourth chief justice of the United States, and whose family had been associated with Washington's since the Revolution, wrote his extensive and best known early biography of Washington, during the early years of his tenure in the Senate. The preparation of an abridged second edition occupied his attention for much of the rest of his life. As with all truly great biographies Marshall charts not only the life of Washington, but places him in the broad perspective of the times in which he lived and beyond: beginning with a brief history of the discovery and settlement of America, and ending with the eulogies of the grieving but grateful nation. Howes M317; Sabin 44788. Catalogued by Kate Hunter