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A DRAUGHT of the TOWNS of BOSTON and CHARLES TOWN and the Circumjacent Country shewing the Works thrown up by His MAJESTY'S Troops and also those by the Rebels during the Campaign 1775


Associated name

Montrésor, John, 1736-1799

Former owner

Frazer, Sir Augustus Simon, 1776-1835

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies




[producer not identified]


Scale approximately 1:26,000




British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

  • Fortification--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Military art and science--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Boston (Mass.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts
  • North and Central America
  • Suffolk (county)
  • United States

1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 43 x 45 cm

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  • 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 title at upper left
  • Shows scale at lower right, "a scale of 1000 yards"
  • Shows military fortifications around Boston during the Siege of Boston
  • Compare "A draught of the towns of Boston and Charles Town and the circumjacent country shewing the works thrown up by His Majesty's troops, and also those by the rebels, during the campaign: 1775" held by the Library of Congress (Call Number G3764.B6S3 1775 .M61), attributed to John Montrésor.
  • Copy at Add Ms 27,715.2. Yellow circular label at lower centre shows "BO" with "37" in pencil adjacent. Printed numbers at upper right and lower left show "30". Manuscript inscription in black ink at upper right shows "Presented by Colonel Sir Augustus Frazer K.C.B. R.A.". Manuscript addition in pencil at lower right shows "A 30/25". Laid on linen, edged in blue cotton. Manuscript annotations to verso in ink show "Drafts of the Town of Boston & Charles Town" and "Boston and Charles Town". Green circular label to verso showing "4". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to the verso shows "A 30/25".



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