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Map of the environs of Boston

Appearing August 28, 1775, in the London publication, The Remembrancer, this was one of the earliest British depictions of Boston and vicinity following the battle at Bunker Hill. This generalized sketch map focused on Charlestown and Boston, depicting the location of Bunker Hill and Breeds Bastion, floating batteries in the Charles River, and the British batteries and fortifications in Boston and on Boston Neck. Meanwhile, it also depicted the American camps and lines of Generals Putnam, Ward, and Thompson, in the surrounding communities of Cambridge, Brookline, and Roxbury.

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Creator

Almon, John, 1737-1805

Date

1775

Name on Item

drawn at Boston in June, 1775 and published in London by J. Almon

Publisher

J. Almon

Scale

Scale ca. 1:46,000

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
  • Boston (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts
  • North and Central America
  • Suffolk (county)
  • United States
Extent

1 map ; 19 x 26 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 pictorially and by hachures.
  • From The Remembrancer, 3d ed. 1775.
  • Shows camp and lines of Generals Putnam, Ward, and Thomas and batteries and fortifications in the Boston area.

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