PLAN of the Position of the Army under the command of Lieut:t Gen:l Burgoyne near Still Water in which it encamped on ye 20th Sept.r 1777


PLAN of the Position of the Army under the command of Lieut:t Gen:l Burgoyne near Still Water in which it encamped on ye 20th Sept.r 1777

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Title:
PLAN of the Position of the Army under the command of Lieut:t Gen:l Burgoyne near Still Water in which it encamped on ye 20th Sept.r 1777
Associated name:
Burgoyne, John, 1722-1792
Former owner:
Frazer, Sir Augustus Simon, 1776-1835
Former owner:
Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
Date:
[1777]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Saratoga Campaign, 1777--Maps--Early works to 1800
United States--History--Revolution, 1776--Maps
Saratoga County (N.Y.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkSaratoga (county)
Publisher:
[Place of production not identified] : [producer not identified]
Notes (date):
9999
Notes:
Relief shown by shading
Shows title at upper centre
Shows lettered key (A-Z) at upper centre identifying the position of the troops
Shows scale at lower centre, "Scale of Yards"
Shows a compass arrow orienting north to the bottom of the map
Compare another manuscript map of the same (by a different hand?) - Add Ms 57,715.4
Compare the manuscript "Plan of the position which the army under Lt. Genl. Burgoyne took at Saratoga, on the 10th of September 1777, and in which it remained till the convention was signed" held by the Library of Congress (Call Number G3803.S3S3 1777 .P5)
Compare examples of the map published by William Faden (referenced in Nebenzahl, Kenneth. A bibliography of printed battle plans of the American Revolution, number 57).
Copy at Add Ms 27,715.5. Manuscript inscription in black ink at upper right shows "Presented by Colonel Sir Augustus Frazer K.C.B. R.A.". Manuscript "5" added in pencil at upper right and "276" (crossed through) at lower centre. Laid on linen. Evidence of old folds. Green circular label to verso showing "15". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 30 SECTION 3". Blue label to verso showing "A 30/15". Yellow circular label to verso showing "ST". Additional labels show "295". Manuscript annotations to verso in ink show "Positions of Gen Burgoyne" and "Gen: Burgoyne's Position".
Extent:
1 map : manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 53 x 72 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:7,200
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://searcharchives.bl.uk/IAMS_VU2:IAMS040-001999748
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