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MAP #: 281C5

CARTOGRAPHER : CAPITAINE DU CHESNOY, MICHEL

DATE: 1781

SHORT TITLE : PLAN OF THE HARBOUR AND CITY OF ANNAPOLIS

REMAINING TITLE & ID : WITH THE ENCAMPEMENT OF THE LIGHT TROOPS UNDER MAJOR GENERAL MARQUIS DE LA FAYETTE'S COMMAND PREVIOUSLY TO THE OPENING OF THE CAMPgn. IN VIRGnia. IN THE YEAR 1781. (NO CARTOUCHE, TOP LEFT). SCALE OF 700 PACES OR ABOUT 700 YARDS (BOTTOM RIGHT). "DONE BY MAJOR CAPITAINE AID OF MAJOR Gl. Mis. DE LA FAYETTE" (BELOW SCALE). LARGE 8 POINTED COMPASS ROSE (BELOW TITLE). LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1781MS
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 36.4 X 24.6 CM. (REPRO)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 37.8 X 25.9 CM. OM (REPRO)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 13,500
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 700 YARDS = 4.6 CM. OR 1 INCH = 1140 FEET
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : 3844 .A6 1781 .C3
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-
HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 3
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 :
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF SOME PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN (1)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : SE IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : NONE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MANUSCRIPT MAP WAS DONE BY MICHEL CAPITAINE DU CHESNOY, AIDE OF MAJOR GENERAL MARQUIS DE LA FAYETTE. THE MAP IS LOCATED IN THE ARCHIVES DES CARTES OF THE DEPOT DE LA GUERRE IN PARIS. THE MAP SHOWS WIDTH OF THE SEVERN RIVER FROM GREENBURY POINT TO HORN POINT AND FROM BEEMANS POINT TO WIND MILL. IT SHOWS THE WIDTH OF CARROL'S CREEK FROM WIND MILL ACROSS THE MOUTH OF THE CREEK. ALSO LOCATED IS THE POSITION OF THE ENCAMPMENT OF LA FAYETTE'S LIGHT TROOPS IN 1781 PRIOR TO OPENING THE CAMPAIGN AT YORKTOWN. A DETAIL OF THE LAYOUT OF STREETS AND PRINCIPAL BUILDINGS IS DEPICTED FOR THE TOWN OF ANNAPOLIS. THE MAP IS ORIENTED WITH SOUTHEAST AT THE TOP. A PHOTOCOPY OF THE MANUSCRIPT MAP IS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY. THIS MAP IN COLOR WAS USED AS THE BACKPAGE OF A BROCHURE ON THE BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS IN ANNAPOLIS FROM DECEMBER 23, 1983 TO JANUARY 14, 1984. THE MAP IS PREDOMINENTLY OF A GREENISH CAST, WITH PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF ANNAPOLIS SHOWN IN RED.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THIS IS A MANUSCRIPT MAP.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA :

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NONE FOUND.

May 18, 1991


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