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Auction 147, Lot 249

"Plan of the Siege of York Town in Virginia", Stedman, Charles

Subject: Yorktown, Virginia

Period: 1794 (circa)

Publication: The History of the Origin, Progress, and Termination of the American War

Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 10.8 inches
32.5 x 27.4 cm
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This fascinating and scarce map by Charles Stedman displays the locations of American, French and British positions during the battle at Yorktown. The headquarters of General Washington and Rochambeau is noted, along with the positions of others such as Lincoln, Clinton and Siwoens. In the York River, the ships Charon and Guadeloupe, as well as many sunken vessels are noted. The Battle of Yorktown decided the course of the war and the future of the United States. This plan is based on Banastre Tarleton's plan from his important British account of the Revolution. Tarleton was in charge of Gloucester Point across the York River during the battle.

References: Nebenzahl (Biblio) #202.

Condition: B

Issued folding and with some offsetting and a binding trim at lower left.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 11/20/2013