Boston, its environs and harbour, with the rebels works raised against that town in 1775


Boston, its environs and harbour, with the rebels works raised against that town in 1775

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Title:
Boston, its environs and harbour, with the rebels works raised against that town in 1775
Description:
This Revolutionary War era map was based on British intelligence from the observations of Lieutenant Page and the plans of Captain Montressor. It was published in 1778 by the London publisher, William Faden. This, the second issue of the map, extends to the east to encompass Nahant Point, Nantasket Head, Broad Sound, and many islands including the Brewsters and Light House. It also delineates fortifications and troop positions with emphasis on “rebel lines” (American) thrown up in 1775 around Roxbury and Cambridge.
Creator:
Page, Thomas Hyde, Sir, 1746-1821
Contributor:
Montrésor, John, 1736-1799
Contributor:
Faden, William, 1749-1836
Name on Item:
from the observations of Lieut. Page of His Majesty's Corps of Engineers, and from the plans of Capt. Montresor
Date:
1778
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
[London] : Wm. Faden
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Depths shown by soundings.
Appears in Faden's North American Atlas. London. 1778.
Extent:
1 map ; 45 x 87 cm.
Scale:
Scale ca. 1:24,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001203
Barcode:
39999052508452
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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