Carte du theatre de la guerre presente en Amerique


Carte du theatre de la guerre presente en Amerique

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Title:
Carte du theatre de la guerre presente en Amerique
Description:
This rare map was issued just months after Cornwallis' defeat in Yorktown, Va. The copy displayed here, complete with inset plan of the battle of Yorktown and an elaborate cartouche, is the second state of the map. An additional inset in the lower right depicts the colonies from Massachusetts to Delaware, and illustrates the geography upon which Washington and Rochambeau's armies marched on the way to Yorktown. This map conveys the importance of France's assistance to the Americans during the War.
Creator:
Denis, Louis, 1725-1794
Name on Item:
dressée d'après les nouvelles cartes Anglaises par L. Denis.
Date:
1782
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
Canada, Eastern--Maps--Early works to 1800
East (U.S.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1781--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Eastern United States (area)
VirginiaYork (county)Yorktown
CanadaNew Brunswick (province)
Publisher:
A Paris : Chez Basset
Notes:
Prime meridian: Paris.
Relief shown pictorially.
Insets: Plan de l'attaque des villes d'York et de Glocester -- [Provinces from Massachusetts to New Jersey].
Decorative title cartouche depicting a battle scene, a native, and a coat of arms.
"Dediée et presentée a Monsieur le Noir."
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 65 x 49 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:5,400,000]
Language:
French
Identifier:
06_01_008148
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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