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[Rough draft of Charlestown, in water colour]

Metadata

Date

[1775]

Scale

Scale ca. 1:4,500

Language

English

Location

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division

Collection (local)

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division

Subjects
  • Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Boston
  • Bunker Hill
  • Massachusetts
  • North and Central America
  • Suffolk (county)
  • United States
Extent

col. map on sheet 45 x 37 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
  • Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans, 1862.
  • Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor.
  • Has watermarks.
  • Oriented with north toward the upper right.
  • Relief shown by hachures.
  • Shows position of British and "Rebel" troops during the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • North is oriented to the bottom.
  • Called a rough draft of the same cartographer's "Plan of Charles Town... after the action of the 17th. June 1775." (Faden 28). It is however, a detailed delineation of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • Names and writing are similar to Lieut. Page's Plan of action which happen'd 17th. June 1775. (Faden 25)