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Title
A Plan of the Posts of York and Gloucester in the Province of Virginia, Established by His Majesty's Army under the Command of Lieut. General Earl Cornwallis, together with The Attacks and Operations of the American & French Forces Commanded by General Washington and the Count of Rochambeau, Which Terminated in the Surrender of the said Posts and Army on the 17th of October 1781 / Surveyed by Captn. Fage of the Royal Artillery
Creator
Fage, Capt., cartographer
Contributor
Kashnor, Leon, 1880-1955, seller
Museum Book Store
Date Created and/or Issued
1782-06-04
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Maps
Rights Information
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Description
An important map with no attribution but possibly by William Faden. An overlay shows the positions of the British forces on September 28th and 29th some two weeks prior to the surrender. The main map shows the British forces trapped in York itself and the redoubts and batteries set up by the American and French forces. The Charon is shown in flames in York harbor and French ships sit off Gloucester. The bulk of the French fleet is not shown, but blockaded the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, trapping the British army who then surrendered ending the American Revolutionary War. Submap: Overlay, showing British positions on Sept 28-29.. Prime meridian: Gm. Relief: shaded, hachures. Graphic Scale: Feet. Projection: Plane. Printing Process: Copper engraving. Other Features: Sub-maps.
Extent
1 map ; hand col. ; 75 x cm., sheet 85 x 126 cm.
Identifier
268097
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll4/id/15947
Language
English
Time Period
1781
Place
North America
United States
Virginia
Yorktown
W 76°30'/N 37°10' approx.
Source
Huntington Rare Book Maps
Maps, Huntington Digital Library
Provenance
Purchased en bloc by HEH from the Museum Book Store, June 7, 1927.

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