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A PLAN of the POSTS/ of/ YORK AND GLOUCESTER/ in the/ PROVINCE OF VIRGINIA,/ Established by/ HIS MAJESTY'S ARMY/ under the Command of Lieut.t General EARL CORNWALLIS,/ together with/ The Attacks and Operations of the AMERICAN & FRENCH FORCES...

June 4, 1782
Origin: England, London
OH: 40 3/4" x OW: 29 7/8"
Black and white line engraving with period hand color on laid paper
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1955-485
The bottom left cartouche reads: "A PLAN of the POSTS/ of/ YORK AND GLOUCESTER/ in the/ PROVINCE OF VIRGINIA,/ Established by/ HIS MAJESTY'S ARMY/ under the Command of Lieut.t General EARL CORNWALLIS,/ together with/ The Attacks and Operations of the AMERICAN & FRENCH FORCES/ Commanded by/ GENERAL WASHINGTON and the COUNT of ROCHAMBEAU,/ Which Terminated in the SURRENDER of the said Posts and Army/ on the 17.th of October 1781./ SURVEYED by CAPT.N FAGE of the ROYAL ARTILLERY./ Publish'd according to Act of Parliament the 4.th June 1781."
Provenance:This appeared as a map in the ATLANTIC NEPTUNE published by the British Admira ty during the years 1763-1784 under the direction of J.F.W. Des Barres. v. 3 #5 . No two of these maps were exactly the same. This map was published almost simultaneously with the previous American version of the Yorktown battle. However it was not issued for public consumption, but rather for use by the British Navy. The positions of the French, British, and American troops at the time of the surrender are indicated.