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Lodge - Map and Chart of the Chesapeak

John Lodge (fl. 1754-1796), A Map And Chart of Those Parts of The Bay of Chesapeak York and James Rivers Which are at Present The Seat of War, November 30, 1781, John Bew publisher, black and white line engraving with hand color laid on Japan paper, 10-5/8 x 14-3/4 in. (overall), unframed and matted

This sea chart depicts the waters surrounding Virginia, the rivers, locations of the armies, Cornwallis' entrenchments, and the French fleet in the bay. Copies of this map are held in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, the Huntingfield Map Collection at the Maryland State Archives, and in the New York Public Library. 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.

The lower margin reads: "London. Publish'd as the Act directs Nov.r 1781. by J. Bew. Pater Noster Row./ Jn.o" The scale reads: "Three Sea Leag.s or Nine Miles"

Literature: Swem, Earl G., comp. Maps Relating to Virginia in the Virginia State Library and other Departments of the Commonwealth. p. 74, #272; Nebenzahl, Kenneth. A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution, 1775-1795. p. 115, #180; Verner, Coolie. “Maps of the Yorktown Campaign, 1780-1781,” (Map Collector’s Series) p. 19, no. VIII.

Provenance: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Proceeds to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund

Provenance:Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Proceeds to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund


loose, trimmed to the neat lines at the top, left, and right margins; repair and retouch to creases and lower corners, minor discoloration, session number pencilled verso

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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