Some of the revolutionary war maps are works of art – nicely laid out geographically with attractive lettering and decorations. One example is the 1781 Bauman map of the battle of Yorktown. The map was dedicated to “his Excellency Gen’l Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armies.”, who had defeated the British army in October 1781. Thus began the USA as a new country.
Battle sites are marked with Capital letters leading to explanatory text.
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