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Baye de Chesapeake en 4 feuilles avec les bas fonds, passes, entrées, sondes et routes ou l'on donne les parties navigables des rivieres Patowmack, Patapsco, et Nord-Est : d'après les dessins de navigateurs experimentés, principalt. d'après A. Smith, pilot de St. Marys ; comparé avec les nouvelles levées de Virginie et Maryland ; publié à Londres en Juillet 1776 ; traduit de l'Anglais

Author: Smith, Anthony
Publisher: Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
Date: 1778
Location: Chesapeake Bay (Md. And Va.)

Dimensions: 91 x 124 cm., sheets 55 x 145 cm.
Scale: [ca. 1:227,000]
Call Number: RICHARD H. BROWN REVOLUTIONARY WAR MAP COLLECTION

 
DESCRIPTION

Produced for the French Navy, the rare chart displayed here was the best available chart of this region for the time, and was used by all naval forces involved in combat during the American Revolutionary War. The information on this very detailed chart was based primarily on the work of American Anthony Smith, a local Chesapeake Bay pilot of St. Mary's County. The chart was consulted by Admiral de Grasse in his victory over the British off the Chesapeake Capes on September 5, 1781.

The physical item is not available at the Boston Public Library.

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