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Map of the vicinity of Yorktown, Virginia, 1881

Smith & Stroup.
Format
Online; Map
Description
1 map : col. ; 45 x 68 cm. on sheet 73 x 88 cm.
Published
Philadelphia (52 & 54 Nth. Sixth St.) : Smith & Stroup, 1881.
Notes
Centennial map showing east-central Virginia from Richmond to the mouth of Chesapeake Bay.
Shows counties, cities and towns, roads, railroads, battle sites, court houses, and natural features.
A small map of the "Siege of Yorktown" is centered above the main map.
The map is bordered by a series of small portraits (largely Revolutionary War figures) and views of historic buildings, with a larger view of the "Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, at Yorktown ... "
At least two variants have been identified: In this one, a view of the Washington Monument appears below the map title, just inside the neat line; there are two portraits of Pocahontas side by side in the margin at the upper right corner of the main map; the third image from the bottom in the right margin is of St. Johns Church; the bottom image on the right is of Claremont Mansion.
Cited in
Swem, E.G. Maps relating to Virginia, no. 1387.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Linen backed.
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