Map The Rochambeau map collection

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Title
The Rochambeau map collection
Summary
The Rochambeau Map Collection contains cartographic items used by Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), when he was commander in chief of the French expeditionary army (1780-82) during the American Revolution. The maps were from Rochambeau's personal collection, cover much of eastern North America, and date from 1717 to 1795. The maps show Revolutionary-era military actions, some of which were published in England and France, and early state maps from the 1790s. Many of the items in this group of maps show the importance of cartographic materials in the campaigns of the American Revolution as well as Rochambeau's continuing interest in the new United States. The collection consists of 40 manuscript and 26 printed maps, and a manuscript atlas, the originals of which are in the Library of Congress' Geography and Map Division.
Created / Published
Washington, DC : Library of Congress, [200-?]
Subject Headings
-  United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps
-  United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Participation, French--Maps
-  North America--Maps
-  Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur,--comte de,--1725-1807--Map collections
Notes
-  Mode of access: World Wide Web.
-  Title from Web page (viewed on May 1, 2006).
-  Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress.
Call Number/Physical Location
G3701.S3
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/collgmd.gm000008
Library of Congress Control Number
2006577705
Description
The Rochambeau Map Collection contains cartographic items used by Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), when he was commander in chief of the French expeditionary army (1780-82) during the American Revolution. The maps were from Rochambeau's personal collection, cover much of eastern North America, and date from 1717 to 1795. The maps show Revolutionary-era military actions, some of which were published in England and France, and early state maps from the 1790s. Many of the items in this group of maps show the importance of cartographic materials in the campaigns of the American Revolution as well as Rochambeau's continuing interest in the new United States. The collection consists of 40 manuscript and 26 printed maps, and a manuscript atlas, the originals of which are in the Library of Congress' Geography and Map Division.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2006577705
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The Rochambeau map collection. [Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 200-?] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2006577705. (Accessed August 18, 2017.)

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The Rochambeau map collection. [Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 200-?] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2006577705.

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