A New and Correct Plan of the City of Boston and the Provincial Camp, 1775.

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A New and Correct Plan of the City of Boston and the Provincial Camp, 1775.

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Item No: frk00695
Title: A New and Correct Plan of the City of Boston and the Provincial Camp, 1775.
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman print
Language: German
Weiser Number: 290
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: two deer forequarters, back to back
Transcription:

[In lower left corner]
Ein \ Neuer und \ Correcter abriß \ der Stadt \ BOSTON \ und \ PROVINCIAL \ Camp \ 1775
 


Translation:

[In lower left corner]
A New and Corrected Plan of the Town of Boston and the Provincial Camp, 1775.
 


Category: Drawing
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. This document is a map of Boston and the Provincial Camp, dated 1775. It includes the main waterways, such as the Charles and Mystic rivers. It also identifies the main American and British camps around Cambridge, Boston, and Charlestown. The map was probably copied from Robert Aitken’s engraving “A New and Correct Plan of the Town of Boston and the Provincial Camp,” published in the Pennsylvania Magazine: or, American Monthly Museum, July 1775.


Associated Names: Schumacher, Daniel
Bibliography:

“Daniel Schumacher” in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 2, pp. 685-692.


John Joseph Stoudt, Pennsylvania German Folk Artnbsp; Allentown, Pa.: The Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, 1966), published on p. 232.


John Joseph Stoudt, Sunbonnets and Shoofly Pie (New York, NY.: A. S. Barnes and Co., 1973), published on p. 91.



Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on artist's location

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1775
Image Dimensions Width: 19.7 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 695
Creator Name: [Daniel Schumacher (c. 1729-1787)] - Decorator
[Daniel Schumacher (c. 1729-1787)] - Scrivener

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