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1:st Position

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Creator

Amherst, Jeffery Amherst

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Baron, 1717-1797

Date

[1781]

Publisher

[producer not identified]

Scale

Scale not given

Language

English

Location

British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

Subjects
  • Chesapeake, Battle of the, Va., 1781--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Military art and science--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 45 x 28 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 (sand banks)
  • Shows the position of the French and English Fleets during the Battle of the Chesapeake in 1781
  • Shows wind direction
  • Compare also maps of 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions (see Add Ms 57,715.15. / Add Ms 57,715.16. / Add Ms 57,715.17.)
  • Names "Ville de Paris" in the French Fleet (coloured blue)
  • Names "Admiral S:r Sam:l Hood", "Adm:l Graves" and "Adm:l Drakes" in the English Fleet (coloured red).
  • Copy at Add Ms 27,715.14. Manuscript "14" added in pencil at upper right. Manuscript "A 57" added in pencil at lower left. "1781" added at upper right. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "62". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/79D", and annotation repeated in pencil. Additional annotation in pencil shows "30/2". Paper watermark shows fleur de lys within a shield. A separate title in manuscript ink accompanies all four plans, "Four Positions of the English and French Fleet, as the latter was coming out of Chesapeek Bay".

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