Auction 117, Lot 339

"A Plan of Yorktown and Gloucester in the Province of Virginia Showing the Works Constructed for the Defence of those Posts by the British Army…", Hills, John (Lt.)

Subject: Virginia - Revolutionary War

Period: 1781 (dated)


Color: Black & White

20.5 x 27.7 inches
52.1 x 70.4 cm

This is an unusual, mid-19th century re-issue of a manuscript map done by Lieut. John Hills during the battle of Yorktown and Gloucester during the Revolutionary War and reprinted by Bien for some government document. This map is similar to the Le Rouge plan of the same battle, but it is much more detailed and place names are in English. The Battle of Yorktown decided the course of the war and the future of the United States. This map shows the actions taken by Generals Cornwallis, Washington and Rochambeau and shows the ships Charon and Guadeloupe, as well as many sunken vessels in front of Yorktown.


Condition: B

Generally good with a tear on the left coming into map about 3", closed with paper and cello tape. Some toning at edges and a close margin on right as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/6/2006