Paris: Dezoteux, 1786.
Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 7" x 10 3/4".
This is a scarce Revolutionary War era map of the Chesapeake Bay region includes parts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Extends from the Ohio River to Portsmouth and identifies Philadelphia along with several important towns, cities, rivers and mountains. It tracks the route taken by Chastellux from Williamsburg to the Alleghany Mountains and back. The map is in good condition with some toning and minor wear along folds. Minor verso repair along left fold. Minor offsetting.
Chastellux was a French military officer serving under General Comte de Rochambeau, during the American Revolution. He came to America in 1780 and served with French troops for three years and was the principal liaison between George Washington and the French commander in chief. His work, which included a description of his travels and a record of his recollection of the American War of Independence, is considered one of the first trust-worthy account of life in the United States and accurate account of the War. This is a good example of his work.