Plan of the Action at Bunker Hill, on the 17th of June 1775. John MONTRESOR, Thomas Hyde PAGE.

Plan of the Action at Bunker Hill, on the 17th of June 1775

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[MONTRESOR, John and PAGE, Thomas Hyde]. A Plan of the Action at Bunker Hill, on the 17th of June 1775, between His Majesty's Troops, under the Command of Major General Howe, and the Rebel Forces. [London: William Faden, 1775-1778]. Engraved map, partially colored, sheet size 29 x 21 inches, plate mark about 20 x 17? inches, with a small overlay (5-3/4 x 9? inches) illustrating troop movements hinged to the right border of the map. Folio, on two sheets, mounted on center stub. Minor offsetting from being folded, light marginal dust soiling. Near fine. Untrimmed, with ample margins. Ristow, Cartography of the Battle of Bunker Hill P.272. Nebenzahl, Battle Plans of the Revolution 29. Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution, plate 4. Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution 85/2. Krieger & Cobb, Mapping Boston, P.102. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, p,185. plate 118. Seller & Van Ee 909 (ref). The scarce first edition of an important map detailing British military movements in the Boston area during the Battle of Bunker Hill at the outset of the American Revolution, drawn by Lieutenant Thomas Page of the British forces. It is the best, most well-known, and most readily reproduced of the early depictions of this most important battle. Page, who was serving as aide-de-camp to General William Howe, created the map from his own personal observations during the battle, after a survey of the area by noted cartographer, John Montresor. The area of the map is focused on the peninsula of Charlestown Heights between the Mystic and Charles rivers, particularly Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill, and illustrates the movements of British troops during the battle. A printed overlay (present in this copy, but often missing) helps depict the maneuvers of the British Army at the outset of the battle; their final movements and positions are printed on the map proper. A detailed reference list describing the two phases of movements is printed at lower left. Several vessels of the British Navy can be seen in the Charles River south of Charlestown, emphasizing the importance of British naval support during the conflict. "This is the most precise and detailed plan of the Battle of Bunker Hill, despite the fact that the names of Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill are transposed on this map....This carefully prepared document illustrates th.

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