Carte du port et havre de Boston avec les côtes adjacentes, dans laquel on a tracée les camps et les retranchemens occupé, tant par les Anglois que par les Américains


Carte du port et havre de Boston avec les côtes adjacentes, dans laquel on a tracée les camps et les retranchemens occupé, tant par les Anglois que par les Américains

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Title:
Carte du port et havre de Boston avec les côtes adjacentes, dans laquel on a tracée les camps et les retranchemens occupé, tant par les Anglois que par les Américains
Description:
Highlighted on this fine topographic map of Boston and vicinity are the British and American troops. The American troops are colored red -- the first corps in Cambridge, the second corps opposite Charlestown neck, and the third corps near Roxbury. Among the many strategic topographic features so excellently rendered on this map is Dorchester Heights, which appears devoid of British defensive forces. This serious tactical error was ultimately recognized by General Washington, who occupied the Heights and forced the British to withdraw from the city on March 17, 1776. A note on the map reveals that it is based on an original plan of the siege drawn by order of the British government. Interestingly, the British fortifications on Boston Neck and Castle William Island are greatly exaggerated.
Creator:
Beaurain, Jean de, 1696-1771
Contributor:
Croisey, P.
Name on Item:
dediée et presentée au Roi par ... le Chr. de Beaurain, geógraphe de sa majeste ; gravé P. Croisey ci-devant graveur de la marine.
Date:
1776
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps--Early works to 1800
Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsBoston Harbor
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Paris : Chez le Chevalier de Beaurain
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Depths shown by soundings.
"Cette carte à été copié sur un plan original apporté à la cour d'Angleterre ..."
Shows location of British and American forces.
Indexed for points of interest.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 56 x 70 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:25,000]
Language:
French
Identifier:
06_01_009576
Barcode:
30000002799379
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