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  • 20 Jan 10:08 AM

    Colonial-era Storm Lanterns

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    MT. CRAWFORD, VA, November 14, 2015 ---- The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates November 14, 2015 Americana and Fine Antiques Auction was a success by all accounts and generated strong prices in virtually every category. With over one hundred consignors included, the auction represented the largest offering of high quality material Evans & Associates has ever put to market in a single sale. Bidding was intense throughout the long day, with over three thousand registered bidders participating, and incorporated buyers from across the country and as far afield as Russia, France, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The sale’s top lot was an extremely rare 1776 map of New York City by John Montresor, a British surveyor who worked in secret to complete the project. This iconic depiction of New York City (Lot 397) was executed on the eve of the Revolution and had been commissioned by British commanding General Thomas Gage in anticipation of increased hostilities in the Colonies and the city in particular. Consigned from an important Virginia private collection, the map brought $23,000 from a North Carolina private collector.