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A plan of the entrance of Chesapeake Bay, with James and York rivers : wherein are shewn the respective positions (in the beginning of October) 1⁰. of the British army commanded by Lord Cornwallis, at Gloucester and York in Virginia; 2⁰. of the American and French forces under General Washington; 3.⁰ and of the French Fleet under Count de Grasse, 1781

 Item — Drawer: 122 : L : 8, Section: 4
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-047

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.


  • 1781


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 ; 41 x 51 cm.

Language of Materials


Reference numbers

Client reference #279; WAG #289329


Richard B. Arkway, 14 September 1994.

Related references

Nebenzahl, K. Bibliography of printed battle plans, 186

Additional details

Scale [ca. 1:250,000]. Relief shown pictorially. Depth shown by soundings..


Small discolorating in right margin, rippling and edgewear.


London : Wm. Faden, 1781

Repository Details

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

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121