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Carte du theatre de la guerre presente en Amerique

This rare map was issued just months after Cornwallis' defeat in Yorktown, Va. The copy displayed here, complete with inset plan of the battle of Yorktown and an elaborate cartouche, is the second state of the map. An additional inset in the lower right depicts the colonies from Massachusetts to Delaware, and illustrates the geography upon which Washington and Rochambeau's armies marched on the way to Yorktown. This map conveys the importance of France's assistance to the Americans during the War.

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Creator

Denis, Louis, 1725-1794

Date

1782

Name on Item

dressée d'après les nouvelles cartes Anglaises par L. Denis.

Publisher

Chez Basset

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:5,400,000]

Language

French

Location

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

Subjects
  • Canada, Eastern--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • East (U.S.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Canada
  • Eastern United States
  • North and Central America
  • Province of New Brunswick
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • York (county)
  • Yorktown
Extent

1 map : hand col. ; 65 x 49 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
  • Prime meridian: Paris.
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Insets: Plan de l'attaque des villes d'York et de Glocester -- [Provinces from Massachusetts to New Jersey].
  • Decorative title cartouche depicting a battle scene, a native, and a coat of arms.
  • "Dediée et presentée a Monsieur le Noir."

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