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MAP #: 287T3

CARTOGRAPHER : TARLETON, SIR BANASTRE

DATE: 1787

SHORT TITLE : PLAN OF THE SIEGE OF YORK TOWN IN VIRGINIA.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER, CURLED LINE CARTOUCHE). "LONDON, PUBLISH'D MARCH 1st. 1787." (CENTER BOTTOM, BELOW NEAT LINE). SCALE OF FEET (3500' = 5.9CM., BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). POSITION OF BRITISH FORCES IS SHOWN IN RED, FRENCH FORCES IN BLUE, AND AMERICAN FORCES IN YELLOW. 4 POINTED COMPASS ROSE (TOP, LEFT OF CENTER). LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1787
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : T. CABELL
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 29.2 X 32.4 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 37.3 X 54.9 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 18,100
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 3500 FEET = 5.9 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-488
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : O016-DNGF
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 : CURLED LINES (19)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 294S4.
BEST INFO SOURCE : VERNER, NEBENZAHL AND SABIN ARE THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP FIRST APPEARED OPPOSITE 394 IN SIR BANASTRE TARLETON'S A HISTORY OF THE CAMPAIGNS OF 1780 AND 1781, IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF NORTH AMERICA, "LONDON: PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND. M.DCC.LXXXVII". THIS WAS ONE OF FIVE MAPS IN THE HISTORY. A SECOND PUBLICATION OF THIS FIRST EDITION WAS DONE IN DUBLIN. A SECOND EDITION WAS LATER DONE BY "T. CADELL, JUN. & W. DAVIES, (SUCCESSORS TO MR. CADELL,) IN THE STRAND." IN 1796. WRITER HAS NOT SEEN THE DUBLIN PRINTING OR THE SECOND LONDON EDITION AND THEREFORE IS NOT SURE WHETHER THERE ARE PLATE CHANGES IN THE MAP. THE MAP ALSO SERVED AS THE BASIS FOR CHARLES STEDMAN'S MAP OF THE SAME NAME THAT APPEARED IN HIS HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN, PROGRESS, AND TERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN WAR, VOL. 2, LONDON, OPPOSITE 412, (SEE MAP # 294S4) AND FOR THE MAP IN THE GERMAN EDITION OF STEDMAN'S HISTORY IN 1795.

THE MAP ITSELF IS NOT FOLDED. IT COVERS AN AREA SOME 3 MILES SQUARE, INCLUDING THE SOUTHERN TIP OF GLOUCESTER, AS WELL AS THE BATTLE POSITIONS AROUND YORKTOWN. LINES OF FIRE FROM VARIOUS REDOUBTS ARE SHOWN AS ARE VARIOUS SUNKEN VESSELS AS WELL AS THE SHIPS GUADALOUPE AND CHARON.

DATA IS FROM VERNER, SABIN, PHILLIPS MAPS AND OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THERE ARE TWO EDITIONS IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION AND A THIRD IS REFERENCED BY NEBENZAHL AND VERNER. SINCE THERE WERE TWO ADDITIONAL ISSUANCES OF TARLETON'S HISTORY, THERE MAY HAVE BEEN OTHER STATES OF THE FIRST EDITION.

1ST ED. - (1787) - THIS IS THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN. COPIES OF THE TARLETON HISTORY ARE IN BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, BRITISH MUSEUM, BODLEIAN, L.C., HARVARD, JCB, MASS. HIST. SOC., MINN. HIST. SOC., N.Y. HIST. SOC., NYPL, LIBRARY CO. OF PHILADELPHIA AND THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY. THE DUBLIN EDITION IS IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF BOSTON, L.C., JCB, AND THE MINN. HIST. SOC.

2ND ED. - (1794) - THIS MAP WAS REENGRAVED, WITH MINOR CHANGES FOR CHARLES STEDMAN'S HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN, PROGRESS, AND TERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN WAR, V. 2, LONDON, OPPOSITE 412. THE LEGEND IDENTIFYING THE TROOPS OF THE THREE NATIONS USES SYMBOLS RATHER THAN COLORS. SEE MAP # 294S4.

3RD ED. - (1795) - THIS EDITION HAS NOT BEEN EXAMINED. IT IS NOTED AS # 203 IN NEBENZAHL'S BIBLIOGRAPHY AND XXX IN VERNER'S "YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN". ENTITLED "PLAN DER BELAGERUNG VON YORK-TOWN IN VIRGINIA" (ZU STEDMAN'S GESCHICHTE DES AMERIKANISCHEN KRIEGES. D.E. SOTZMANN DEL. A. SANDER FECIT). THE MAP IS 14 X 16 CM. AND IS CONTAINED IN THE GERMAN EDITION OF STEDMAN'S HISTORY ENTITLED "GESCHICHTE DES URSPRUNG, DES FORTGANGS, UNDDER BEENDIGUNG DES AMERIKANISCHEN KRIEGS, VOL. 2, BERLIN: VOSS, 1795. THE SCALE IS 1:39,500. SEE MAP # 295S8.

DATA IS FROM NEBENZAHL AND VERNER AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS AN EXCELLENT BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THIS MAP WITH ONLY THE TROOP LOCATIONS MARKED IN COLOR. IT HAS EXTREMELY WIDE MARGINS. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF O016-DNGF AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-488.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NEBENZAHL, KENNETH, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1795, CHICAGO: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, 1975, 126, # 197; VERNER, COOLIE, THE PRINTED MAPS OF VIRGINIA 1590-1800, RICHMOND: VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1965[?], # 828; VERNER, COOLIE, "MAPS OF THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN", IN MAP COLLECTORS SERIES # 18, 39, # XVII (#16); PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, UNDATED REPRINT OF A 1901 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, 1135; SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME, NEW YORK: JOSEPH SABIN, 1868-1936, # 94397; 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, 318; JOHNSON, HENRY P., "LIST OF MAPS AND PLANS OF THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN, VA.", IN THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN, NEW YORK: 1881, 198, # 6.

June 11, 1991


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