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The seat of action, between the British and American forces : or an authentic plan of the western part of Long Island, with the engagement of the 27th August 1776 between the King's forces and the Americans : containing also Staten Island, and the environs of Amboy and New York, with the course of Hudsons River, from Courtland the great magazine of the American Army, to Sandy Hook

The map displayed here was printed as a separate issue, as it contained recent information regarding the the British campaign to take New York City. Printed as a broadside, the information could be transmitted in a timely manner - in this case, two months after the events depicted on the map. After an embarrassing defeat at Bunker Hill in Charlestown, MA, Britain was eager to transmit the news of this victory in New York in November 1776 to an eager audience back in England.

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Creator

Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801

Contributor

Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)

Date

1776

Name on Item

from the surveys of Major Holland.

Publisher

Printed for Robt. Sayer and Jno. Bennett

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:215,000]

Language

English

Location

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

Subjects
  • Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Middle Atlantic States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Long Island (N.Y.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)--History--18th century--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Middle Atlantic
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • Richmond (county)
  • Staten Island
  • United States
Extent

1 map : hand col. ; 45 x 39 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
  • Relief shown by hachures.
  • Has watermarks.
  • Inset: Road from Amboy to Philadelphia.

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