The seat of action, between the British and American forces


The seat of action, between the British and American forces

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Title:
The seat of action, between the British and American forces : or an authentic plan of the western part of Long Island, with the engagement of the 27th August 1776 between the King's forces and the Americans : containing also Staten Island, and the environs of Amboy and New York, with the course of Hudsons River, from Courtland the great magazine of the American Army, to Sandy Hook
Title (alt.):
Authentic plan of the western part of Long Island, with the engagement of the 27th August 1776 between the King's forces and the Americans
Description:
The map displayed here was printed as a separate issue, as it contained recent information regarding the the British campaign to take New York City. Printed as a broadside, the information could be transmitted in a timely manner - in this case, two months after the events depicted on the map. After an embarrassing defeat at Bunker Hill in Charlestown, MA, Britain was eager to transmit the news of this victory in New York in November 1776 to an eager audience back in England.
Creator:
Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801
Creator:
Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
Name on Item:
from the surveys of Major Holland.
Date:
1776
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776--Maps--Early works to 1800
Middle Atlantic States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
Long Island (N.Y.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)--History--18th century--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Middle Atlantic (area)
New YorkNew York
Publisher:
London : Printed for Robt. Sayer and Jno. Bennett
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Has watermarks.
Inset: Road from Amboy to Philadelphia.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 45 x 39 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:215,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_003213
Call #:
G3802.L6S3 1776 .H6
Barcode:
39999058999408
Terms of Use:
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