A plan of the action at Bunkers Hill, on the 17th. of June, 1775


A plan of the action at Bunkers Hill, on the 17th. of June, 1775

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Title:
A plan of the action at Bunkers Hill, on the 17th. of June, 1775 : between His Majesty's troops under the command of Major General Howe, and the rebel forces
Description:
Page, an English military engineer who served as aide de campe to General Howe during the action, prepared this detailed plan of the Battle of Bunker Hill. It is the best known and most commonly reproduced plan of the battle. Warren's redoubt, fences, and hedgerows are shown in great detail, as well as the lines of march of attacking forces, British ships, and the Corps Hill battery with lines of fire. The position of British troops late in the action is depicted on a separate overlay which accompanies the map.
Creator:
Page, Thomas Hyde, Sir, 1746-1821
Creator:
Montrésor, John, 1736-1799
Creator:
Faden, William, 1749-1836
Name on Item:
by Lieut. Page, of the Engineers, who acted as aide de camp to General Howe in that action.
Date:
[1778?]
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 : William Faden
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
"N.B. The ground plan is from an actual survey by Captn. Montresor."
An overlay (15 x 23 cm.) tipped on at the middle right shows the first position of the troops.
This map can be viewed as a georeferenced overlay in an interactive application made especially for We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence http://d2o8owo4k087al.cloudfront.net/index.html?mapId=60.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 49 x 43 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:4,800]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001202
Barcode:
39999052508445
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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