To His Excellency Genl. Washington, Commander in Chief of the armies of the United States of America : this plan of the investment of York and Gloucester has been surveyed and laid down


To His Excellency Genl. Washington, Commander in Chief of the armies of the United States of America

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Title:
To His Excellency Genl. Washington, Commander in Chief of the armies of the United States of America : this plan of the investment of York and Gloucester has been surveyed and laid down
Title (alt.):
Plan of the investment of York and Gloucester
Description:
Sebastian Bauman, a topographical engineer who immigrated to North America from Germany, created this map shortly after the British surrender at Yorktown. Dedicated to George Washington, it was the first American-published map of the battle. The plan depicts the British troops (colored red), who were waiting for new supplies and reinforcements, surrounded by the French and American troops (colored yellow and blue). Bauman used pictorial symbols to represent the French navy’s victory over the British in the York River. The lower portion contains a description of the battle embellished with instruments of war and the American flag, one of its earliest representations on a published map.
Creator:
Bauman, Sebastian
Contributor:
Scot, Robert, 1744?-1823
Name on Item:
and is most humbly dedicated by His Excellency's obedient and very humble servant, Sebastn. Bauman, Major of the New York or 2nd Regt. of Artillery ; R. Scot, sculp.
Date:
1782
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon
Subjects:
Gloucester (Va.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Maps--Early works to 1800
Yorktown (Va.)--History--18th century--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
VirginiaGloucester (county)Gloucester
VirginiaYork (county)Yorktown
Publisher:
Philad : [s.n.]
Notes:
Shows units, ships, lines of fire, and successive positions.
Oriented with north to the upper left.
Relief shown by hachures.
"This plan was taken between the 22nd & 28th of October, 1781."
Includes "References to the British lines" with illus. of ships and "Explanation" of the American and French siege operations.
Exhibited: "We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015.
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=80.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 66 x 48 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:14,500]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_009565
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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