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Charlestown

German woodcut of the siege of Charleston, South Carolina in May 1780. The depiction of Charleston is imaginary. Donnhaeuser lacked a view of Charleston so he modified a pre-existing view of an unidentified German city to show the siege.

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Creator

Donnhaeuser, Johann David, 1752-1789

Date

1780

Name on Item

Donhaeuser, sc.

Publisher

s.n.

Scale

Not drawn to scale

Language

English

Location

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

Subjects
  • Charleston (S.C)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
  • Charleston (S.C)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
  • Charleston (S.C)--History--Siege, 1780--Aerial views--Early works to 1800
  • Charleston (S.C)--History--Siege, 1780--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Charleston
  • Charleston (county)
  • North and Central America
  • South Carolina
  • United States
Extent

1 view ; 17 x 31 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.
  • Text describing the siege on verso, titled Nachricht von der belagerung und einnahme der stadt und hafens Charlestown in America.
  • References to marked locations on verso.

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