To his Excellency Gen.l Washington Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America This Plan of the investment of York and Gloucester has been surveyed and laid down and is humbly dedicated


To his Excellency Gen.l Washington Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America This Plan of the investment of York and Gloucester has been surveyed and laid down and is humbly dedicated

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Title:
To his Excellency Gen.l Washington Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America This Plan of the investment of York and Gloucester has been surveyed and laid down and is humbly dedicated
Cartographer:
Bauman, Sebastian
Former owner:
Frazer, Sir Augustus Simon, 1776-1835
Dedicatee:
Washington, George. 1732-1799,
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Name on Item:
by his Excellencys Obedient and very humble Servant Sebast.n Bauman Major of the New York or 2nd Reg.t of Artillery.
Date:
[1781]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Military art and science--Virginia--Yorktown--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Places:
VirginiaYork (county)Yorktown
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : by his Excellencys Obedient and very humble Servant Sebast.n Bauman Major of the New York or 2nd Reg.t of Artillery,
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Relief shown by shading
Sounding depths are given
Shows the position of the French and American troops and batteries during the Siege of Yorktown
Shows scale bar at lower left, "Scale of Yards"
Compare the printed map "To His Excellency Gen'l Washington, commander in chief of the armies of the United States of America, this plan of the investment of York and Gloucester has been surveyed and laid down" in the Library of Congress Rochambeau Collection (Call Number G3884.Y6S3 1782 .B3) engraved by R. Scot in Philadelphia and published in 1782 (and from which a reproduction was produced in 1981 for the Defense Mapping Agency Bicentennial commemorative memento of the Battle of Yorktown see Library of Congress Call Number G3884.Y6S3 1781 .B3 1981 for an example). The printed map shows the lines of the British, lacking on this manuscript example.
Copy at Add Ms 27,715.13. Manuscript "13" added in pencil at upper right. Manuscript annotation in black ink at upper right, "Presented by Colonel Sir Augustus Frazer K.C.B. R.A.". Shows "335" in ink in margin at lower right. Laid on archival tissue. Verso shows additional titles in ink (twice); "American Plan of York Town Virginia". Green circular label to verso showing "18". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 3". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/17", and annotation repeated in pencil. Yellow circular label showing "YO" (crossed through). Additional label showing "533".
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 50 x 45 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:14,400
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999748
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