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Carte de la campagne de la division aux ordres du Mis. de St. Simon en Virginie depuis le 2 7bre. 1781 jusq-a la reddition d'Yorck le 19 8bre. meme année

Anonymous map of the Yorktown and Williamsburg regions on the Virginia Peninsula possibly compiled by a French engineer named D'Aboville serving under General Claude Anne de Rouvroy, Marquis de Saint-Simon Montblern; see historian Martha McCartney's email correspondence of June 2005 (filed in the Newberry Library Map Information File.) Shows troop movements made between July 2 and October 8, 1781 in coordination with American forces against the British army during the Yorktown siege. Map legend keyed to sites 1-12 and A-Q. Identifies camps, fortifications, and earthworks. Topographic detail includes wooded areas, cultivated fields, individual buildings, and roads. Includes inset view of Yorktown (113 x 248 mm.)

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Contributor

D'Aboville, fl. 1781

Date

1781

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:43,500]

Language

French

Location

Newberry Library

Collection (local)

Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Map Collection

Subjects
  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Maps
  • Yorktown Region (Va.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Williamsburg Region (Va.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Virginia Peninsula (Va.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Yorktown (Va.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Places
  • North and Central America
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • York (county)
  • Yorktown
Extent

1 ms. map : hand col. ; 422 x 673 mm.

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Notes
  • Relief shown by shading and hachures.
  • Pen-and-ink, watercolor and wash (green, blue, brown, yellow); sectioned into 8 panels, mounted on cloth.

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