The seat of war in New England, by an American volunteer


The seat of war in New England, by an American volunteer

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Title:
The seat of war in New England, by an American volunteer : with the marches of the several corps sent by the Colonies towards Boston, with the attack on Bunkers-Hill
Title (alt.):
Plan of Boston Harbour, from an actual survey
Plan of the town of Boston with the attack on Bunkers-Hill in the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th of June, 1775
Description:
This map, a copy of which appeared in George Washington's personal collection, was printed in early September 1775 - just three months after the Battle of Bunker Hill. The main map shows the march of soldiers through central Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island to Cambridge. Washington's entourage - complete with cannons - approaches from the west, and their skirmish in Concord is marked on the map by two crossed swords. The Battle of Bunker Hill is detailed in the bottom left, while the Boston Harbor islands are illustrated in the top right portion.
Contributor:
Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
Date:
1775
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775--Maps--Early works to 1800
New England--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsBoston Harbor
Publisher:
London : Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings.
Prime meridians: Boston and London.
Includes "Plan of Boston Harbour, from an actual survey" and "Plan of the town of Boston with the attack on Bunkers-Hill in the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th of June, 1775."
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 44 x 38 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:450,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008201
LCCN:
gm 71002357
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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