Typical example of late 18th century British journalistic cartography. Using pictorial symbols it shows Charlestown in ruins, following the British burning of the town during the battle. The main focus of the map is Boston occupied by the British emphasizing fortifications. Plan pictorial relief details streets, trees, hillocks, various wharfs, the Charles River including etching of several buildings at the "Charle's Town in Ruins" at topmost part of plan. The 'Boston Neck' in the southwestern corner no longer exists in the present due to the extensive changes to the coastline of the area that have taken place since the map's creation.
English large scale town plan of Boston showing fortifications made during the American Revolutionary War.
1 plan ; 19 x 27 cm
-71.077; -71.035; 42.346; 42.375
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v.45, October 1775, opposite pg. 492
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