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To His Excellency Genl. 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 most humbly dedicated by His Excellency's obedient servant

Shows British and American troop positions, British defenses, including those on Gloucester Point, fields of fire, the first and second parallels, the headquarters of generals Washington and Rochambeau, the quarters of generals Nelson, Lincoln, Lafayette, Knox, Steuben, Clinton, and various French officers, ships in the York River, and "The Field where the British laid down their Arms." Also shows "Moore's House," vegetation and relief. Includes "References to the British Lines" with illustrations of ships and "Explanation" of the American and French siege operations. --cf. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789.

Metadata

Cartographer

Bauman, Sebastian

Engraver

Scot, Robert, 1744?-1823

Date

1782

Name on Item

Sebastn. Bauman, major of the New York or 2nd Regt of Artillery

Publisher

R. Scot Sculp. Philad.

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:14,400]

Language

English

Location

New-York Historical Society

Collection (local)

New-York Historical Society Collection

Subjects
  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Yorktown (Va.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Virginia--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • York River (Va.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Virginia--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps
Places
  • North and Central America
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • York (county)
  • Yorktown
Extent

1 map : hand colored ; 47 x 45 cm on sheet 66 x 48 cm.

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
Notes
  • "This plan was taken between the 22nd & 28th of October, 1781."-- cartouche at foot.
  • "Note. The Land within the doted [sic] lines has been laid down by survey."
  • Relief shown by hachures.

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