3:d Position

3:d Position
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3:d Position
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Chesapeake, Battle of the, Va., 1781--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Military art and science--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
Chesapeake Bay
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 45 x 28 cm
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Relief shown pictorially (sand banks)
Shows the position of the French and English Fleets during the Battle of the Chesapeake in 1781
Shows wind direction
Compare also maps of 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions (see Add Ms 57,715.14. / Add Ms 57,715.15. / Add Ms 57,715.17.)
Names "S:r Sam:l Hood", "Adm:l Graves" and "Adm:l Drakes" in the English Fleet (coloured red).
Copy at Add Ms 27,715.16. Manuscript "16" added in pencil at upper right. Manuscript "A 57" added in pencil at lower left. Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "61". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/79A", and annotation repeated in pencil. White label showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 2". Paper watermarkshows fleur de lys within a shield. A separate title in manuscript ink accompanies all four plans, "Four Positions of the English and French Fleet, as the latter was coming out of Chesapeek Bay".
Notes (date):
This date is inferred.