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MAP #: 288C7

CARTOGRAPHER : CONDER, THOMAS [ENGRAVER]

DATE: 1788

SHORT TITLE : YORK TOWN, AND GLOUCESTER POINT. AS BESIEGED

REMAINING TITLE & ID : BY THE ALLIED ARMY. (CARTOUCHE, TOP RIGHT CORNER). "PLATE IX." (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "ENGRAVED FOR Dr. GORDON'S HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WAR." (CENTER, TOP MARGIN). "TO FACE PAGE 196, VOL. IV." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "T. CONDER SCULPt. LONDON." (RIGHT, BOTTOM MARGIN). SCALE OF 1000 YARDS (BOTTOM RIGHT, ABOVE EXPLANATION BOX). "EXPLANATION." (ACROSS BOTTOM PART OF THE MAP IN FOUR COLUMNS. KEY BATTERIES, FORTIFICATIONS, SHIPS, ETC. ARE CODED FROM THE EXPLANATION TO THE REFERENCED ITEM ON THE MAP). ARROW POINTING NORTH (BOTTOM CENTER TO TOP LEFT). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. LONGITUDE (NOT SHOWN). LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1788 (1785)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : DR. WILLIAM GORDON
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 28.7 X 21.3 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 32.8 X 23.7 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 32,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1000 YARDS = 3 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-560
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : SW015-DGG
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 : NORTHEAST IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : SIMPLE LINE FRAME (2)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 285R5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : NEBENZAHL, VERNER AND SABIN ARE ALL HELPFUL.
DESCRIPTION : THIS DETAILED MAP OF THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN SHOWS LOCATION AND SIZE OF BRITISH, AMERICAN AND FRENCH FORCES. IT SHOWS THE NAME AND LOCATIONS OF SHIPS OF WAR AND GIVES DETAILED TOPOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION OF THE AREA OF THE ENGAGEMENT. THIS MAP APPEARED IN VOLUME 4 OF WILLIAM GORDON'S 4 VOLUME HISTORY OF THE RISE, PROGRESS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA..., LONDON, 1788, OPPOSITE 196. SABIN NOTES THAT "GORDON IS DESERVEDLY RECKONED AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPARTIAL AND RELIABLE OF THE NUMEROUS HISTORIANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION".

NEBENZAHL'S BIBLIOGRAPHY INDICATES THAT THE MAP ITSELF IS BASED ON ONE ENTITLED "PLAN OF THE INVESTMENT OF YORK & GLOUCESTER BY THE ALLIED ARMIES IN SEPTR. & OCTR. 1781", WHICH APPEARED IN DAVID RAMSAY'S HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA FROM A BRITISH PROVINCE TO AN INDEPENDENT STATE, ISAAC COLLINS, TRENTON, 1785, VOL. 2, OPPOSITE 326.

THOMAS CONDER IS LISTED AS THE ENGRAVER ON THE MAP, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE NOT YET DETERMINED WHO DREW IT.

DATA IS FROM NEBENZAHL, VERNER AND SABIN.

EDITION & STATE INFO : NEBENZAHL INDICATES THAT THIS MAP IS BASED ON ONE 22 X 20 CM. ENTITLED "PLAN OF THE INVESTMENT OF YORK & GLOUCESTER BY THE ALLIED ARMIES IN SEPTR. & OCTR. 1781", WHICH WAS INCLUDED IN DAVID RAMSAY'S HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ISAAC COLLINS, TRENTON, 1785, VOL. 2 OF 2, OPPOSITE 326. THIS MAP IS ON A SCALE OF 1:29,500. SEE MAP # 285R5. THE RAMSAY MAP WAS ALSO THE BASIS FOR A MAP 22 X 20 CM. ENTITLED "PLAN DU SIEGE D'YORK ET DE GLOUCESTER PAR LES ARMEES ALLIEES, EN SEPTEMBRE ET OCTOBRE 1781. PICQUET SCULPT." IT APPEARS IN THE 1787 DAVID RAMSAY HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION D'AMERIQUE, CHEZ FROULLE, PARIS, OPPOSITE 398. THE MAP IS ON A SCALE OF 1:50,000. A LATER STATE OF THIS MAP WAS ISSUED IN 1796 WHEN THE HISTOIRE WAS REPUBLISHED WITH CHEZ MOUTARDIER AS PUBLISHER. THIS STATE HAS "TOM. II, PL. 4" ON THE LEFT TOP MARGIN AND "PAG. 399" ADDED ON THE RIGHT TOP MARGIN.

DATA IS FROM NEBENZAHL AND VERNER.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THIS MAP, WITH VERY SLIGHT BROWNING AND WITH A SECTION OF THE BOTTOM LEFT MARGIN MISSING, BUT SKILLFULLY REPAIRED, NOT AFFECTING THE ENGRAVED AREA. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF SW015-DGG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-560.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : VERNER, COOLIE, "MAPS OF THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN", IN MAP COLLECTORS SERIES # 18, LONDON: MAP COLLECTORS CIRCLE, 1965, XVIII, # 26; 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, # 321; VERNER, COOLIE, THE PRINTED MAPS OF VIRGINIA, 1590-1800, RICHMOND: VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1965[?], # 843; SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME, NEW YORK: JOSEPH SABIN, 1868-1936, # 28011; NEBENZAHL, KENNETH, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1795, CHICAGO: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, 1975, # 201.

June 10, 1991


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