A new and correct plan of the town of Boston, and provincial camp


A new and correct plan of the town of Boston, and provincial camp

Item Information

Title:
A new and correct plan of the town of Boston, and provincial camp
Description:
Published in the July 1775 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine or American Monthly edited by Thomas Paine, this was the earliest printed depiction of Boston after the battle at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. The inset shows the location of the battle, as well as provincial (American) lines in the communities surrounding Boston. Printed weeks before news of the battle reached England, this simple sketch made clear the commanding position enjoyed by the Continental Army. During the following months, these lines were strengthened by thousands of American volunteers, forcing a British retreat from Boston.
Creator:
Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802
Name on Item:
Aitken, sculp.
Date:
[1775]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Fortification--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Philadelphia : s.n.
Notes:
Engrav'd for the Pennsylva. magazine v. 1, 1775, p. 29.
Relief shown pictorially.
Includes inset of provincial camp, ca. 1:125,000.
Extent:
1 map ; 27 x 19 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:7,200].
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001270
Call #:
G3764.B6 1775 .A4
Barcode:
39999058998400
LCCN:
gm 71005469
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