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Carte von dem Hafen und der Stadt Boston : mit den umliegenden Gegenden und der Lägern sowohl der Americaner als auch des Engländer

This very rare German war plan of Boston and vicinity is an unusually fine topographic map. Its physical relief is symbolized by elaborately engraved hachures. A printed legend refers to the number and caliber of artillery and the location of troops that were situated in the city. The British and American units are shown in considerable detail. Also depicted are islands, soundings, and shallow areas in the harbor, along with the streets of Boston, and neighboring roads and villages. Derived from French sources, this is one of the few German maps of Revolutionary era Boston. Diese Carte ist von einen Englischen vor die Regierung aufgenomnen Originale copiret worden.

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Creator

Beaurain, Jean de, 1696-1771

Contributor

Frentzel, Georg Friedrich Jonas, 1754?-1799

Contributor

Müller, J. C. (Johann Carl)

Date

[1776?]

Name on Item

von dem Cheval. de Beaurin ; G. F. I. Frentzel, sculps.

Publisher

In der Johann Carl Müllerischen Buch und Kunsthandlung zu haben

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:25,000]

Language

German

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 : col. ; 51 x 61 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
  • Hand colored to show location of British and American forces.
  • Relief shown by hachures.
  • Depths shown by soundings.
  • "Diese Carte ist von einen Englischen vor die Regierung aufgenomnen Originale copiret worden."
  • Includes "Erklærung der Buchstaben."

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