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The attack and defeat of the American fleet under Benedict Arnold, by the King's fleet commanded by Capt. Thos. Pringle, upon Lake Champlain, the 11th of October, 1776

Published in London by William Faden, this 1776 map of the Lake Champlain region is the earliest plan of the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War that accurately depicts the positions of the fleets during the attack, and their movements to and from the action. The map displayed here is the original issue, without the account of the battle below the map.

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Creator

Faden, William, 1749-1836

Date

1776

Name on Item

from a sketch taken by an officer on the spot ; engraved by Wm. Faden.

Publisher

Wm. Faden

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:71,000]

Language

English

Location

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

Subjects
  • Champlain, Lake--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Champlain, Lake
  • North and Central America
Extent

1 map : hand col. ; 25 x 42 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
  • Original issue, without the account of the battle below the map.
  • Relief shown by hachures.
  • Shows positions of the fleets and lines of fire.

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