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Exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America

Based on a map published in the Pennsylvania Magazine (August 1775), this is one of the few maps to show how the British set up their blockade on Boston Neck. The blockade was designed to protect English troops in Boston from attack by the Americans, and further punish New Englanders by obstructing the only land route to their major port. In the accompanying article, it was noted that “this is a true state this day, July 31, 1775,” and that by using this map, “it will be easy to form a perfect idea of the manner in which the General hath blockaded the entrances” into Boston.

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Creator

Walker, Thomas

Contributor

Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787

Contributor

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802

Date

1775

Name on Item

Engrav'd for T. Walker's Hibernian Magazine

Publisher

[s.n.]

Scale

Scale ca. 1:3,500

Language

English

Location

Private Collection

Collection (local)

Mapping Boston Collection

Subjects
  • Fortification--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Boston (Mass.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts
  • North and Central America
  • Suffolk (county)
  • United States
Extent

1 map ; 30 x 23 cm.

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
Notes
  • Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by form lines.
  • Oriented with north towards the upper right.

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