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Boston, its environs and harbour, with the rebels works raised against that town in 1775

This Revolutionary War era map was based on British intelligence from the observations of Lieutenant Page and the plans of Captain Montressor. It was published in 1778 by the London publisher, William Faden. This, the second issue of the map, extends to the east to encompass Nahant Point, Nantasket Head, Broad Sound, and many islands including the Brewsters and Light House. It also delineates fortifications and troop positions with emphasis on “rebel lines” (American) thrown up in 1775 around Roxbury and Cambridge.

Metadata

Creator

Page, Thomas Hyde, Sir, 1746-1821

Contributor

Montrésor, John, 1736-1799

Contributor

Faden, William, 1749-1836

Date

1778

Name on Item

from the observations of Lieut. Page of His Majesty's Corps of Engineers, and from the plans of Capt. Montresor

Publisher

Wm. Faden

Scale

Scale ca. 1:24,000

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
Places
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts
  • North and Central America
  • Suffolk (county)
  • United States
Extent

1 map ; 45 x 87 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 soundings.
  • Appears in Faden's North American Atlas. London. 1778.

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