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Combat naval à la hauteur de la Baye de Chézapeake [sic] le 5 7bre. 1781

Shows the Battle of Chesapeake Bay between the French fleet led by Vice Admiral the Comte de De Grasse and the British fleet led by Rear Admiral Thomas Graves. Identifies individual ships and details the maneuvers of both fleets east of Capes Charles and Henry at the entrance to the Bay. French victory helped force the September 19 surrender at Yorktown of besieged British land forces under General Charles Cornwallis.

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Date

1781

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:59,800]

Language

French

Location

Newberry Library

Collection (local)

Newberry Library Collection

Subjects
  • Chesapeake Capes (Md. and Va.), Battle of, 1781--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Naval battles--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Naval operations
  • Manuscript maps--Early works to 1800
  • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Naval operations--Maps
Places
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • North and Central America
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • York (county)
  • Yorktown
Extent

1 ms. map : hand col. ; 452 x 592 mm.

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  • No known copyright restrictions.
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Notes
  • Oriented to the west.
  • Pen-and-ink, watercolor and wash (green, brown, yellow, blue); sectioned into 10 panels, mounted on cloth.
  • Limited relief shown by shading.

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