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Rare Revolutionary War battle plan of Saratoga, from Charles Smith's Monthly Military Repository, the first detailed plan of the battle of Saratoga to be printed in the United States.

Smith's Repository (1796-1797) included instruction on military strategy, conduct, and clothing, extracts from histories of European wars and, more importantly descriptions of American Revolutionary battles. Most of the descriptions for the American battles were taken from the writings of Baron Steuben and Gen. Horatio Gates. Included were a series of revolutionary battle plans based on prototypes published in London. In 1797 Smith reissued the American material from the Repository in a single volume under the title The American War.

The maps from this work are very rare on the market, especially with original color.

Jolly, Maps of America in Periodicals before 1800, #455; Nebenzahl, Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution, #101 (describing the Faden-Stedman plan); Wheat & Brun, Maps & Charts Published in America before 1800, #373.