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Sayer, Robert The American military pocket atlas; being an approved collection of correct maps

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00257 Author/Creator: Sayer, Robert Place Written: London Type: Map Date: 1776 Pagination: 1 v. 24 x 15.3 cm

Summary of Content: First issue in original boards, rebacked. Bookplate of Arthur Haynsworth Masten; ticket of T. Connolly, Bookseller, Dublin. Also with bookplate of Arthur Haynsworth Masten and inscription of "Jimmy [?] Browne / Augt. 1843" on titlepage. Full title: The American military Pocket Atlas; being an approved collection of correct maps, both general and particular, of the British colonies, Especially those which now are, or probably may be the Theatre of War; taken principally from the actual survey and judicious observation of engineers De Brahm and Roman; Cook, Jackson, and Collet, Maj. Holland, and other officers, employed in His Majesty's Fleet and Armies. Howes A208; Phillips, Atlas 1206; Sabin 1147; Mapping of America, 190; Streeter 1:73; Nebenzahl, Battle Plans of the American Revolution, 41 and 46 (for two maps); Lowery 563. Phillips, Atlases 1206. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, p. 190: "The maps that the British high command regarded as providing essential topographical information in the most convenient form were collated in The American Military Atlas published by the firm of Robert Sayer and John Bennett in 1776. The book, known as the 'Holster Atlas' because during the war it was carried by British officers in their holsters, included six large folding maps." CONTENTS: [Map 1] North America as divided amongst the European powers. / By Samuel Dunn. London : Sayer, 10 Jany. 1774 -- [Map 2] A compleat map of the West Indies ... 1. / By Samuel Dunn. London : Sayer, 10 Jany. 1774 [Map 3] A general map of the Northern British Colonies in America / From the Maps published by the Admiralty and Board of Trade, regulated by ... the observations of Major Holland, and Corrected from Governor Pownall's late map. London : Sayer & Bennett, 14th August 1776 -- [Map 4] A general map of the Middle British Colonies, in America... / corrected from Governor Pownall's late map. London : Sayer & Bennett, 15th Oct. 1776 -- [Map 5] A general map of the Southern British Colonies, in America.... London : Sayer & Bennett, 15th Oct. 1776 -- [Map 6] A survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John [showing naval engagements of October 1776]. London Sayer & Bennett, August 5th 1776.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryGeography and Natural HistoryCaribbeanNavyBattle

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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