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PLAN Of the Town of SAVANNAH, Showing the Works Constructed for its Defence; also, The Approaches and Batteries of the Enemy: Together with The Joint Attack of the French & Rebels on the 9th October 1779



Moncrief, James, 1744-1793


Wilson, John, 1755-1798

Former owner

Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies



Name on Item

From a Survey by John Wilson 71.st Reg.t Ass.t Engineer.


From a Survey by John Wilson 71.st Reg.t Ass.t Engineer,


Scale approximately 1:4,400




British Library

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British Library Collection

  • Military art and science--Georgia--Savannah--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Fortification--Georgia--Savannah--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Savannah (Ga.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Savannah (Ga.)--History--Siege, 1779--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Chatham (county)
  • Georgia
  • North and Central America
  • Savannah
  • United States

1 map on 2 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour over pencil ; 73 x 96 cm

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  • 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 is shown by shading and by hachuring
  • North is oriented to the bottom of the map and is indicated by a decoratice compass arroow in the Savannah river
  • Shows title at centre left with scale bar in yards beneath
  • Shows extensive key at upper right identifying fortifications around the town. They key is signed "James Moncrief Com.d Engineer"
  • Shows two sections through the fortifications at the bottom of the map with their own scale of feet (scale approximately 1:120)
  • Shows grid sytem in pencil over map
  • Compare "Plan of the town of Savannah, with the works constructed for its defence, together with the approaches & batteries of the enemy, and the joint attack of the French and rebels on the 9th of October, 1779 : From a survey / by John Wilson 71st Regt., asst. engineer" held by the William L. Clements (Maps 5-D-6).
  • Copy at Add Ms 27,716.3. Red stamp of R.U.S.I. in key. Laid on linen. Green circular label to verso showing "44". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 1". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/67". Stamped in black ink "ADD. MS. 57,716(3)". Manuscript addition to verso in pencil "AWI 134".
  • Exhibited: The American War of Independence 1775-83. A commemorative exhibition organized by the Map Library and the Department of Manscuscripts of the British Library Reference Division 4 July to 11 November 1975



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