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To his Excellency Gen.l Washington Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America This Plan of the investment of York and Gloucester has been surveyed and laid down and is humbly dedicated

Metadata

Cartographer

Bauman, Sebastian

Former owner

Frazer, Sir Augustus Simon, 1776-1835

Dedicatee

Washington, George. 1732-1799,

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

Date

[1781]

Name on Item

by his Excellencys Obedient and very humble Servant Sebast.n Bauman Major of the New York or 2nd Reg.t of Artillery.

Publisher

by his Excellencys Obedient and very humble Servant Sebast.n Bauman Major of the New York or 2nd Reg.t of Artillery,

Scale

Scale approximately 1:14,400

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

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

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 50 x 45 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 shading
  • Sounding depths are given
  • Shows the position of the French and American troops and batteries during the Siege of Yorktown
  • Shows scale bar at lower left, "Scale of Yards"
  • Compare the printed map "To His Excellency Gen'l Washington, commander in chief of the armies of the United States of America, this plan of the investment of York and Gloucester has been surveyed and laid down" in the Library of Congress Rochambeau Collection (Call Number G3884.Y6S3 1782 .B3) engraved by R. Scot in Philadelphia and published in 1782 (and from which a reproduction was produced in 1981 for the Defense Mapping Agency Bicentennial commemorative memento of the Battle of Yorktown see Library of Congress Call Number G3884.Y6S3 1781 .B3 1981 for an example). The printed map shows the lines of the British, lacking on this manuscript example.
  • Copy at Add Ms 27,715.13. Manuscript "13" 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 "335" in ink in margin at lower right. Laid on archival tissue. Verso shows additional titles in ink (twice); "American Plan of York Town Virginia". Green circular label to verso showing "18". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 3". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/17", and annotation repeated in pencil. Yellow circular label showing "YO" (crossed through). Additional label showing "533".

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