Map of the environs of Boston


Map of the environs of Boston

Item Information

Title:
Map of the environs of Boston
Description:
Appearing August 28, 1775, in the London publication, The Remembrancer, this was one of the earliest British depictions of Boston and vicinity following the battle at Bunker Hill. This generalized sketch map focused on Charlestown and Boston, depicting the location of Bunker Hill and Breeds Bastion, floating batteries in the Charles River, and the British batteries and fortifications in Boston and on Boston Neck. Meanwhile, it also depicted the American camps and lines of Generals Putnam, Ward, and Thompson, in the surrounding communities of Cambridge, Brookline, and Roxbury.
Creator:
Almon, John, 1737-1805
Name on Item:
drawn at Boston in June, 1775 and published in London by J. Almon
Date:
1775
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
MapArt Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
London : J. Almon
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.
From The Remembrancer, 3d ed. 1775.
Shows camp and lines of Generals Putnam, Ward, and Thomas and batteries and fortifications in the Boston area.
Extent:
1 map ; 19 x 26 cm.
Scale:
Scale ca. 1:46,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001142
Barcode:
39999052507868
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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