4:th Position


4:th Position

Item Information

Title:
4:th Position
Former owner:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
[1781]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
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
Places:
Chesapeake Bay
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : [producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
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 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions (see Add Ms 57,715.14. / Add Ms 57,715.15. / Add Ms 57,715.16.)
Names "S:r Sam:l Hood", "Adm:l Graves" and "Adm:l Drakes" in the English Fleet (coloured red).
Copy at Add Ms 27,715.17. Manuscript "17" 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 "63". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/79B", and annotation repeated in pencil. Additional annotation in pencil shows "30/2". Paper watermark (countermark) shows "I. TAYLOR". 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".
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 45 x 28 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999748
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