Item #307836 Investissement et Attaque D'York dans la Virginie. John MARSHALL.

Investissement et Attaque D'York dans la Virginie

Paris: Dentu, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1807.

Map. Engraving with hand-coloring. Image measures 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Scarce Revolutionary War-era map of the battle of Yorktown in Virginia. Depicts the positions of the American and French regiments, including those of Gen. Washington, Gen. Knox, and Gen. Clinton, surrounding the British entrenchments along the York River. To contextualize the armies' paths, the map shows rivers, roads, swamp lands, and topography. Relief is shown by hachure. This map was published in the French version of Marshall's seminal work, "Vie de George Washington". Engraved by Jean-Nicholas Buache de Neuville. It is in good condition. Margins cropped.

John James Marshall (1755--1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. A renowned Federalist, Marshall's admiration for George Washington led him to publish "The Life of Washington," a five-volume biography of the famed President and general. In 1832, he produced a revised and condensed two-volume edition with hand-colored maps. This map attests both to Marshall's influential work and to the skill of the general it honors.

Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $300.00

Item #307836