5 December 2006
[WASHINGTON, D.C.--WAR OF 1812]. Map of Maj. Gen. Ross's Route, with the British Column, from Benedict, on the Patuxent River, to the City of Washington, August 1814. [London:] William James, 1818.
Engraved map, 360 x 395 mm image (399 x 472 mm sheet). (Backed with tissue repairing a few short tears and losses along sheet edge.)
This map depicts Gen. Robert Ross's route to Washington during the War of 1812, and was published in William James's A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of the Late War Between Great Britain and the United States, London, 1818. This was the most serious loss suffered by the United States during the war, a disaster that led to the capture and burning of Washington. Howes J52; Phillips Maps p.1008.
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