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MAP #: 287S3

CARTOGRAPHER : SOULES, FRANCOIS (1748-1809)

DATE: 1787

SHORT TITLE : PLAN D'YORK EN VIRGINIE,

REMAINING TITLE & ID : AVEC LES ATTAQUES ET LES CAMPEMENS DE L'ARMEE COMBINEE DE FRANCE ET D'AMERIQUE. (NO CARTOUCHE, CENTER LEFT). LIST OF SYMBOLS (a THROUGH d) AND A "NOTA" (BELOW TITLE). SCALE OF 600 TOISES (BELOW NOTA). 4 POINTED COMPASS ROSE (TOP LEFT CORNER). LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1787 (1781MS)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : PARIS
PUBLISHER : CHEZ BUISSON
LANGUAGE(S) : FR
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 28.9 X 38.6 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 35.2 X 42.8 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 24,400
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 600 TOISES = 4.9 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-444(4)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : N017-DIGDQ*
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF SOME PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN (1)
: VIRGINIA MAP PRIMARILY (13)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N 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 : 281Q5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : VERNER IS THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP SHOWING THE BATTLE POSITIONS OF THE CONTENDING ARMIES AT YORKTOWN GIVES SUCH DETAILS AS ROADS, HOUSES, HOSPITALS, ARTILLERY PLACEMENT, ETC. VERNER SUGGESTS THAT THIS PRINTED MAP WAS TAKEN FROM A FRENCH MANUSCRIPT MAP OF THE SAME NAME IN THE ROCHAMBEAU COLLECTION (MSS. 59) IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. THE PRINTED MAP APPEARED AT THE END OF THE FOURTH VOLUME OF THE SECOND EDITION OF FRANCOIS SOULES HISTOIRE DES TROUBLES DE L'AMERIQUE ANGLAISE, 8o, 4 VOLS., PARIS: BUISSON, 1787. THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND EMPHASIZED FRENCH AND SPANISH PARTICIPATION. THE FIRST EDITION, WHICH ROCHAMBEAU HELPED PREPARE, WAS PUBLISHED IN TWO VOLUMES IN LONDON BY SPILSBURY IN 1785 AND LACKED THE MAPS. THOMAS JEFFERSON HELPED IN THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE SECOND EDITION TO 4 VOLUMES. THE MAP SHOWS NO NAVAL POSITIONS.

IN THIS SAME HISTORY IS A TWO SHEET MAP SHOWING THE ROUTE OF ROCHAM- BEAU'S ARMY FROM PROVIDENCE TO YORKTOWN AND RETURN TO BOSTON AND THEIR ENCAMPMENTS (SEE MAP # 287S4).

PHILLIPS MAPS NOTES A MAP BY THIS NAME REPRODUCED IN THE MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY, VOL. 7, JOHN AUSTIN STEVENS, ED., NEW YORK: A.S. BARNES, 1881, 408.

EDITION & STATE INFO : VERNER NOTES THAT THIS PRINTED MAP IS PROBABLY TAKEN FROM A MANUSCRIPT MAP OF THE SAME TITLE, WITH THE ADDED WORDS "SIEGE d'YORK, 1781" AT THE END OF THE TITLE. THE MANUSCRIPT IS MSS. 59 OF THE ROCHAMBEAU COLLECTION IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. IT IS 45 X 64 cm. AND IS IN COLOR. SEE MAP # 281Q5 FOR THE MS. MAP. NO OTHER STATE OF THE PRINTED MAP IS KNOWN TO THE WRITER.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS AN EXCELLENT BLACK AND WHITE COPY, WHICH WAS REMOVED FROM VOL. 4 OF THE SOULES HISTORY AND PLACED IN A MYLAR ENVELOPE FOR CONSERVATION PURPOSES. THE COLLECTION HAS ALL FOUR VOLUMES OF THE HISTORY IS GOOD CONDITION. THE MAP HAS AN ACQ. # OF N017- DIGDQ* AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-444(4).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : VERNER, COOLIE, "MAPS OF THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN", IN MAP COLLECTORS SERIES # 18, LONDON: MAP COLLECTORS CIRCLE, 1965, 44, # XXIII, NO. 23, AND 46, M 104 (THE MS. MAP); 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, REPUBLISHED AS A BOOK, 277; SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME, NEW YORK: JOSEPH SABIN, 1868-1936, # 87290; VERNER, COOLIE, THE PRINTED MAPS OF VIRGINIA 1690-1800, RICHMOND: VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1965[?], # 839; PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, UNDATED REPRINT OF A 1901 PUBLICATION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1133; WINDSOR, JUSTIN, NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY OF AMERICA, VOL. 6 OF 8, CAMBRIDGE: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY, 1889, 553. NEBENZAHL, KENNETH, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1795, CHICAGO: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, 1975, # 198.

June 11, 1991


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