A sketch of the action between the British forces and the American provincials, on the heights of the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th of June 1775


A sketch of the action between the British forces and the American provincials, on the heights of the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th of June 1775

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Title:
A sketch of the action between the British forces and the American provincials, on the heights of the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th of June 1775
Description:
This map and battle plan immortalized what came to be known as the Battle of Bunker Hill. The alphabetic key identifies British regiments and ships and narrates their actions. The plan also shows earthworks held by the Colonial troops. This detailed plan was published in London only five days after news of the battle itself reached England. Given the haste with which it was prepared, its geographic vagueness in the rendering of Charlestown is less surprising than its overall accuracy and detail.
Creator:
Faden, William, 1749-1836
Creator:
Jefferys, Thomas, d. 1771
Creator:
Jefferys and Faden, London
Name on Item:
engravd by Jefferys & Faden.
Date:
1775
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775--Maps--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
London : Jefferys & Faden
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Indexed for points of military interest.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 34 x 31 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:13,800]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001208
Barcode:
39999052508429
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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