Battles & Campaigns Plan of the Investment and Attack of York in Virginia John Marshall 1832

Catalog Number 51772
 
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Date:

1832, Philadelphia

Maker:

John Marshall [1755 - 1835]

Short Title:

Plan of the Investment and Attack of York in Virginia

Full Title:

Plan of the Investment and Attack of York in Virginia

Source:

Atlas to Marshalls Life of Washington

Size of Map:

24.3 x 16.2 cm. approximately [9.57 x 6.38 in.]

Description:

This map shows the positions of the American and French positions in their siege of the British forces at Yorktown, Virginia. The successful outcome of the Yorktown campaign, led by Gen. Washington and French Gen. Rochambeau, marked the end of the Revolutionary War, thus winning independence for the 13 colonies. It also established Yorktown's place in history as the site of Gen. Cornwallis' surrender of his troops to the Allied forces. This map paints an extensive picture of the attack on Yorktown. It shows the field where the British laid down their arms. To the north on the York River you see the town of York and the British fortifications. Across the Bay lies Gloucester, also occupied by the British. 

References:

References: Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition Vol. (K - P) p 210; P.A. 1342 No. 9.

Price:
$300.00
SKU:
51772
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