Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1807.
Map. Uncolored engraving. Sheet measures 17.25 x 10.75".
This wonderful 1807 Revolutionary War - era map presents the regions of the most important operations of the Southern Armies. Extending north from Savannah, it covers South Carolina, North Carolina and parts of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay.
After suffering losses in the north, the British shifted their attention to the Southern Colonies and seized Savannah and Charleston by 1779. They would control these until the end of the war.
To contextualize the armies' paths, the map shows several topographical elements. The map was part of the rare 1807 atlas volume belonging to Chief Justice John Marshall's seminal six volume biography of Washington. In good condition with minor wear along original folds.
John James Marshall (1755--1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. A renowned Federalist, Marshall's admiration for George Washington led him to publish "The Life of Washington," a five-volume biography of the famed President and general. In 1832, he produced a revised and condensed two-volume edition with hand-colored maps. This map attests both to Marshall's influential work and to the skill of the general it honors.