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The seat of action, between the British and American forces, or An authentic plan of the western part of Long Island, with the engagement of the 27th August 1776 between the King's forces and the Americans : containing also Staten Island, and the environs ...

Author: Holland, Samuel
Publisher: Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
Date: 1776
Location: Long Island (N.Y.), Middle Atlantic States, Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)

Dimensions: 45.0 x 39.0 cm.
Scale: ca. 1:215,000
Call Number: G3802.L6S3 1776 .H6

 
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The map displayed here was printed as a separate issue, as it contained recent information regarding the the British campaign to take New York City. Printed as a broadside, the information could be transmitted in a timely manner - in this case, two months after the events depicted on the map. After an embarrassing defeat at Bunker Hill in Charlestown, MA, Britain was eager to transmit the news of this victory in New York in November 1776 to an eager audience back in England.

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