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MAP #: 281B7

CARTOGRAPHER : BEW, JOHN [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1781

SHORT TITLE : A MAP AND CHART OF THOSE PARTS OF THE BAY OF CHESAPEAK

REMAINING TITLE & ID : YORK AND JAMES RIVERS WHICH ARE AT PRESENT THE SEAT OF WAR. (TOP LEFT CORNER. NO CARTOUCHE). "LONDON. PUBLISH'D AS THE ACT DIRECTS 30th. NOVr. 1781. BY J. BEW, PATER NOSTER ROW" (CENTER, BOTTOM MARGIN). "JNo. LODGE SC." (RIGHT, BOTTOM MARGIN). "POLITICAL MAG.e NOVr. 1781" (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). SCALE OF "THREE SEA LEAGs. OR NINE MILES" (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). 4 POINTED COMPASS ROSE (ABOVE SCALE). WEST FROM LONDON (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1781
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : JOHN BEW FOR THE POLITICAL MAGAZINE
LANGUAGE(S) : EN SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 25.4 X 37.8 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 30.5 X 47.2 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 263,350
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-467 HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : N017-UUG
REGION CATEGORY : A DETAILED MAP OF SOME PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN (1)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SHOALS ARE SHOWN SHADED. : SOUNDINGS ARE IN FATHOMS. CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : LONDON (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : ALL REFERENCES LISTED JUST CITE THE MAP.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP WAS PUBLISHED IN THE POLITICAL MAGAZINE VOL. 2 IN NOVEMBER, 1781, OPPOSITE PAGE 624. VERNER INDICATES THAT IT WAS ALSO ISSUED SEPARATELY. IT WAS THE FIRST MAP TO ILLUSTRATE THE BATTLE OF CHESAPEAKE CAPES. IT SHOWS CORWALLIS' ENTRENCHMENTS AND THE "FRENCH FLEET AT ANCHOR ON SEPTEMBER 5th IN THE MORNING." THE MAP WAS ENGRAVED BY JOHN LODGE.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE STATE, AS DESCRIBED, IS KNOWN TO THE WRITER AT THIS TIME. IT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE POLITICAL MAGAZINE IN NOVEMBER, 1781 AND ACCORDING TO VERNER WAS ALSO ISSUED AS A SEPARATE.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THIS MAP WITH NO WATERMARK ON RELATIVELY LIGHT PAPER. IT HAS ONE WEAK SPOT ON ITS SURFACE AND THE LEFT MARGIN HAS A BROWN AREA THAT AT ONE TIME WAS TAPED. IT IS A GOOD STRONG IMPRESSION. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF N017-UUG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-467.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : VERNER, COOLIE, "MAPS OF THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN", IN MAP COLLECTORS SERIES NO. 18, LONDON: THE MAP COLLECTORS CIRCLE, 1965, VIII (3.); VERNER, COOLIE, THE PRINTED MAPS OF VIRGINIA, 1590-1800, RICHMOND: VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1965[?], # 784; NEBENZAHL, KENNETH, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1795, CHICAGO: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, 1975, 115, # 180; WINDSOR, JUSTIN, NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA, VOL. 6, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO., 1889, 550 (ILLUS.); SWEM, EARL G., MAPS RELATING TO VIRGINIA IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY, RICHMOND: VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES, 1989 REPRINT OF A 1914 ARTICLE IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY BULLETIN, 74, # 272; GUTHORN, PETER J., BRITISH MAPS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, MONMOUTH BEACH, N.J.: PHILIP FRENEAU PRESS, 1972, 68, # 156(11.); JOLLY, DAVID C., MAPS OF AMERICA IN PERIODICALS BEFORE 1800, BROOKLINE, MASS.: DAVID C. JOLLY, 1989, # 369; PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, UNDATED REPRINT OF A 1901 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, 1131.

May 12, 1991


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