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To His Excellency Genl. Washington, Commander in Chief of the armies of the United States of America ; this plan of the investment of York and Gloucester has been surveyed and laid down, 1782

 Item — Drawer: 122 : L : 3, Section: 5
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-049

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.


  • 1782


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.


1 Sheets : 1 map, hand colored ; 66 x 48 cm

Language of Materials


Reference numbers

Client Reference # 15 ; WAG # 289142


Boston Rare Maps ; Martayan Lan Augustyn Inc., 2 February 1998

Literature references

LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1471. Nebenzahl, K. Bibliography of printed battle plans, 189. Exhibited: "We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015

Additional information

Scale [ca. 1:14,500] ; Shows units, ships, lines of fire, and successive positions. Oriented with north to the upper left. Relief shown by hachures. ""This plan was taken between the 22nd & 28th of October, 1781."" Includes "References to the British lines" with illus. of ships and "Explanation" of the American and French siege operations. Name on item "and is most humbly dedicated by His Excellency's obedient and very humble servant, Sebastn. Bauman, Major of the New York or 2nd Regt. of Artillery ; R. Scot, sculp."


Some darkened spots top left

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121