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MAP #: 294S5

CARTOGRAPHER : STEDMAN, CHARLES

DATE: 1794

SHORT TITLE : POSITION OF THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH FLEETS

REMAINING TITLE & ID : IMMEDIATELY PREVIOUS TO THE ACTION. ON THE 5th. SEPr. 1781. (NO CARTOUCHE. TITLE IN BOTTOM LEFT). "ENGRAVED FOR STEDMANS HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WAR." (BELOW BOTTOM BORDER IN THE CENTER OF THE MAP). SCALE OF 2 LEAGUES (= 3.8 CM., BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). 16 POINT COMPASS ROSE (RIGHT SIDE, BELOW CENTER). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1794
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : CHARLES STEDMAN
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 21.1 X 25.0 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 26.3 X 34.5 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 240,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 2 LEAGUES = 3.8 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-543
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : SW015-DII
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED CHART OF 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 ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY DOTTED LINES.
CARTOUCHE : CURLED LINES (19)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : VERNER AND NEBENZAHL ARE THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : VERNER DESCRIBES THIS CHART AS FOLLOWS: THIS IS A SIMPLE ENGRAVING EMPLOYING VERY FEW LINES TO INDICATE THE AREA FROM CAPE CHARLES ON THE NORTH AND POINT COMFORT ON THE WEST TO SOUTH OF CAPE HENRY AND EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC. THE MAP ILLUSTRATES THE POSITIONS OF THE FLEET DURING THE BATTLE OF YORKTOWN, WHICH ARE REPRESENTED BY SMALL OVALS DEPICTING SHIPS. DOTTED LINES ARE USED TO ILLUSTRATE THE LINE MOVEMENT OF THE FLEETS WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES ALONG THE LINES.

THIS MAP APPEARED IN CHARLES STEDMAN'S THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN, PROGRESS AND TERMINATION OF THE AMERICAN WAR, LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR AND SOLD BY J. MURRAY, 1794, VOL. II, BETWEEN 400 AND 401. IT WAS LATER REPRODUCED IN THE MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY, VOL. VII, 1881, 369.

SOTHEBY'S OFFERED WHAT THEY CHARACTERIZED AS A 1792 FIRST EDITION OF THE MAP, BUT NO DETAILS OF SUCH AN EDITION ARE KNOWN TO WRITER AND THE DATE MAY HAVE BEEN IN ERROR.

DATA IS FROM VERNER'S "MAPS OF THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN" AND NEBENZAHL'S BIBLIOGRAPHY.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE EDITION AND STATE INFORMATION HAS NOT YET BEEN RESEARCHED. HOWEVER, SOTHEBY'S OFFERED A COPY OF THE MAP (ITEM 469) IN THEIR SALE # 5128A. THEY CHARACTERIZED THE MAP AS THE FIRST EDITION AND THEY DATED IT 1792. THE EDITION DESCRIBED HEREIN IS TAKEN FROM VERNER AND NEBENZAHL. THE EXISTENCE OF TWO DISTINCT EDITIONS IS CONJECTURAL AND THE 1792 DATE MAY HAVE BEEN ERRONEOUS.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A BEAUTIFUL BLACK AND WHITE COPY, AS ISSUED, OF THIS MAP, WITH FULL MARGINS. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF SW015-DII AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399- 543.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : SWEM, EARL G., MAPS RELATING TO VIRGINIA IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY, RICHMOND: VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES, A 1989 REPRINT OF A 1914 ARTICLE IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY BULLETIN REPUBLISHED AS A BOOK, # 353; VERNER, COOLIE, THE PRINTED MAPS OF VIRGINIA 1590 TO 1800 A CARTOBIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION, RICHMOND: VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1965[?], # 888; SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME, NEW YORK: JOSEPH SABIN, 1868-1936, # 91057; NEBENZAHL, KENNETH, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1795, CHICAGO: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, # 184; VERNER, COOLIE, " MAPS OF THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN", IN MAP COLLECTORS SERIES # 18, LONDON: MAP COLLECTORS CIRCLE, 1965, 27-28, # 29; STEVENS, JOHN AUSTIN, ed., THE MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY, VOL. 6, NEW YORK: A.S. BARNES, 1881, 369 (REPRODUCTION).

August 21, 1993


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