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Baye de Chesapeake en 4 feuilles avec les bas fonds, passes, entrées, sondes et routes ou l'on donne les parties navigables des rivieres Patowmack, Patapsco, et Nord-Est : d'après les dessins de navigateurs experimentés, principalt. d'après A. Smith, pilot de St. Marys ; comparé avec les nouvelles levées de Virginie et Maryland ; publié à Londres en Juillet 1776 ; traduit de l'Anglais

Produced for the French Navy, the rare chart displayed here was the best available chart of this region for the time, and was used by all naval forces involved in combat during the American Revolutionary War. The information on this very detailed chart was based primarily on the work of American Anthony Smith, a local Chesapeake Bay pilot of St. Mary's County. The chart was consulted by Admiral de Grasse in his victory over the British off the Chesapeake Capes on September 5, 1781.

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Creator

Smith, Anthony, pilot of St. Marys

Publisher

Le Rouge, Georges-Louis

Date

1778

Publisher

Chèz Le Rouge

Scale

Scale [ca. 1:227,000]

Language

French

Location

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

Subjects
  • Nautical charts--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Early works to 1800
  • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 map on 4 sheets : joined into 2 sheets ; 91 x 124 cm., sheets 55 x 145 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
  • French edition of Anthony Smith's New and accurate chart of the Bay of Chesapeake.
  • Oriented with north to the right.
  • Depth shown by soundings.
  • Includes notes, observations, and distance charts.
  • Inset: Plan de Herring Baye en Maryland.
  • In French.

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