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[French Plan of York Town Virginia]


Former owner

Frazer, Sir Augustus Simon, 1776-1835

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies




[producer not identified]


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British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

  • Military art and science--Virginia--Yorktown--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • North and Central America
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • York (county)
  • Yorktown

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour, over pencil ; 55 x 47 cm, on sheet 55 x 70 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).
  • Relief shown by shading.
  • Sounding depths are given.
  • Shows the position of the French and American troops and batteries during the Siege of Yorktown, by a French cartographer.
  • Map produced after the siege as a note refers to 'after the capitulation', "Emplacement ou le Trouppes anglois ont mes bas les armees apres la Capitulation".
  • Shows extensive textual key (in French) to the right of the map identiying regiments and troops.
  • Copy at Add Ms 27,715.12. Manuscript "12" added in pencil at upper right. Manuscript annotation in black ink at upper right, "Presented by Colonel Sir Augustus Frazer K.C.B. R.A.". Shows "29" in pencil at lower centre. Laid on archival tissue. Verso shows additional titles in ink (each twice); "French Plan of York Town" and "French Plan of York Town Virginia". Green circular label to verso showing "19". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 3". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/14", and annotation repeated in pencil. Yellow circular label showing "YO". Additional label showing "336".



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