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Map Amérique campagne

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  • Amérique campagne


  • "Amérique, Campagne 1782 (American campaign, 1782) is a compendium of manuscript maps, in pen-and-ink and watercolor, created in 1782, at the end of the Revolutionary War. The maps show the location of the camps of the army of the Comte de Rochambeau, during its march north from Williamsburg, Virginia, to Boston between July and December, 1782. The soldiers marched in four divisions, each a day's march apart. Camps thus shown were occupied sequentially for four or more nights. Yellow rectangles on the map signify French troops; green rectangles signify American troops, red rectangles artillery. Most of the maps in this volume are oriented with north to the top. The map is from the Rochambeau Collection at the Library of Congress, which consists of 40 manuscript maps, 26 printed maps, and a manuscript atlas that belonged to Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), commander in chief of the French expeditionary army (1780-82) during the American Revolution. Some of the maps were used by Rochambeau during the war. Dating from 1717 to 1795, the maps cover much of eastern North America, from Newfoundland and Labrador in the north to Haiti in the south. The collection includes maps of cities, maps showing Revolutionary War battles and military campaigns, and early state maps from the 1790s." World Digital Library.


  • Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807

Created / Published

  • 1782.


  • -  United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • -  United States


  • Atlases
  • Early maps
  • Manuscript maps


  • -  It was purchased by the Library of Congress in 1883 and comprises part of the Rochambeau Collection.
  • -  Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor.
  • -  Most of the plans are oriented with north to the top.
  • -  The entire set of plans is reproduced in Rice and Brown, American campaigns of Rochambeau's army (1792), v.2.
  • -  They are bound under the title Amérique campagne 1782: plans des differents camps occupés par l'armée aux ordres de Mr. le Comte de Rochambeau.
  • -  This is the first in a series of plans of the camps of Comte de Rochambeau's army during the march north from Williamsburg, Va., to Boston, July-December 1782. The soldiers marched in four divisions, each a day's march apart, consequently the camps shown were occupied for four or more nights.
  • -  This volume once belonged to Rochambeau himself.
  • -  Scale not given.
  • -  LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1477-1491
  • -  List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, 1335
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  AACR2: 440; 650


  • 1 atlas ([40] leaves). 34 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G1201.S3 R65 1782


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00552208

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  • image

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Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien De Vimeur, Comte De. Amérique Campagne. 1782. Map.

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Rochambeau, J. D. V. (1782) Amérique Campagne. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien De Vimeur, Comte De. Amérique Campagne. 1782. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.