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[King Philip, aka Metacomet] [17th-century copy of King Philip`s confirmation of the Taunton grant]   King Philip confirms the grant of Taunton, Mass.

Author: [King Philip, aka Metacomet]
Title: [17th-century copy of King Philip`s confirmation of the Taunton grant]
Published: Plymouth, Mass., March 23, 1663/4 (copy executed Jan. 2, 1696 and certified April 1, 1697)
Description: Manuscript in ink on laid paper, slightly irregular but ca. 6”h x 14”w at sheet edge. Docketed on verso as “Philips Confirmation”
Condition: Old folds with some weakness and smudging at intersection, else excellent.
Price: $4500 Inventory: BRM1631

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Jo[hn] Rutse Bleecker [untitled manuscript map of the Hudson and Connecticut River Valleys]   An intriguing manuscript by an important surveyor of Colonial New York

Author: Jo[hn] Rutse Bleecker
Title: [untitled manuscript map of the Hudson and Connecticut River Valleys]
Published: [Albany, 1745-1755?]
Description: Manuscript in ink and watercolor on laid paper, 11 7/8”h x 16 ½”w at sheet edge. Lined with linen at an early date.
Condition: The map has been cleaned, mended, and re-lined with its early linen.
Price: $25,000 Inventory: BRM2096

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[Probably a Patriot Whig member of Parliament] [docketed on verso] On our losses in America & the necessity of retrieving them   Unpublished speech outlining global strategy for the Seven Years’ (French and Indian) War

Author: [Probably a Patriot Whig member of Parliament]
Title: [docketed on verso] On our losses in America & the necessity of retrieving them
Published: [Probably London, mid-1758]
Description: MS in ink on laid paper with “GR” and House of Hanover water marks. Folio, 6pp plus 2 blank. Bound (prob. 19th century) in to half green diced Russia, title stamped in gilt on spine.
Condition: Occasional ink smudging, some folds reinforced and outer edges trimmed close to text; but largely clean, bright and entirely legible. Covers somewhat scuffed.
Price: $7500 Inventory: BRM0708

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