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WILLIAMS, Richard and DURY, Andrew
A Plan of Boston and its Environs
London,: Andrew Dury, Duke’s Court, St. Martin’s Lane,, 1776. shewing the true situation of His Majesty’s Army and also those of the Rebels. Drawn by and Engineer at Boston. Oct.r 1775. 12th March, 1776. Double-page engraved map, with contemporary hand-colour in full. A plan of the Siege of Boston, vividly encapsulating the events in the opening phase of the Revolutionary War, based on a survey by a British officer present during the Siege, who has made notes referring to fortifications, the position of troops, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the siege from April to October of 1775. The British troops and their fortifications are depicted on Boston Common, showing the encampment of the 6th Regiment. The representation of troops at Charlestown and Bunkers Hill tries to put the desperate British situation in better light, showing where the “Troops Landed 17 June under General Howe,” a “Redoubt taken from ye Rebels by Genl. Howe,” and at Charlestown Neck the “Lines & Redoubts thrown up by our Troops after ye Victory on ye 17th June 1775”. The American troops encircle the town, with the “Headquarters of the Rebels” at Cambridge and American installations at Roxbury, and the mouth of the Charles. The key lower right includes a note acknowledging the strength of the American opposition: “a Strong Post of the Enemy, Fortified in appearance with great Judgment”. Following the Battle of Lexington and Concord in April of 1775, the British retreated into Boston and were soon surrounded by militia, although they maintained control of Boston Harbour. On 16 Ju … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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