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The seat of war in New England, by an American volunteer : with the marches of the several corps sent by the Colonies towards Boston, with the attack on Bunkers-Hill

This map, a copy of which appeared in George Washington's personal collection, was printed in early September 1775 - just three months after the Battle of Bunker Hill. The main map shows the march of soldiers through central Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island to Cambridge. Washington's entourage - complete with cannons - approaches from the west, and their skirmish in Concord is marked on the map by two crossed swords. The Battle of Bunker Hill is detailed in the bottom left, while the Boston Harbor islands are illustrated in the top right portion.

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Contributor

Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)

Date

1775

Publisher

Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:450,000]

Language

English

Location

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

Subjects
  • Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • New England--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Boston (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Boston
  • Boston Harbor
  • Bunker Hill
  • Massachusetts
  • North and Central America
  • Suffolk (county)
  • United States
Extent

1 map : hand col. ; 44 x 38 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. Depths shown by soundings.
  • Prime meridians: Boston and London.
  • Includes "Plan of Boston Harbour, from an actual survey" and "Plan of the town of Boston with the attack on Bunkers-Hill in the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th of June, 1775."

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