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A MAP and CHART/ of those Parts of the/ BAY OF CHESAPEAK/ YORK and JAMES RIVERS/ which are at present/ The SEAT of WAR

1781
Origin: Europe, England, London
OH: 15 1/2" x OW: 11"
Black and white line engraving with period color
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2017-134
Title in cartouche: A MAP and CHART/ of those Parts of the/ BAY OF CHESAPEAK/ YORK and JAMES RIVERS/ which are at present/ The SEAT of WAR

The lower margin reads: "London. Publish'd as the Act directs 30.th Nov.r 1781. by J. Bew. Pater Noster Row./ Jn.o"

The scale reads: "Three Sea Leag.s or Nine Miles"
Label:This sea chart depicts the waters surrounding Virginia, the rivers, locations of the armies, Cornwallis' entrenchments, and the French fleet in the bay. The map was published over a month after the British surrendered at Yorktown in "The Political Magazine," London, 1781, vol. 2, p.624. It was also issued as a separate map. Coolie Verner suggested in "Maps of the Yorktown Campaign" that this map was based on William Faden's "Plan of the Entrance of the Chesapeake" published on November 26th 1781, just four days before J. Bew published this engraving (see acc. # 1958-407).

This copy published in William C. Wooldridge, "Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War" (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), 171-173, #115