Project

Title
Rochambeau Map Collection  
Geographic Area
North America  
Organization
Library of Congress  

Descriptive Information

Url
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/rochambeau-maps/  
Status
Complete  
Publisher
Various  
Metadata Compiled
Yes  
Metadata Format
MARC  
Num Items
67  
Scale
varies  
Years
1717 - 1795
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 extraordinary 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.  

Technical Information

Download Available
Yes  
File Format (Original Scan)
TIFF  
File Format (Display)
JPEG2000  
Resolution
300 ppi  
Compression Ratio
20:1  
Image Management Software
 
Geo Referenced
Yes  
Rectified
Yes  
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Contact Information

Organization
Library of Congress  
Name
Colleen R. Cahill  
E-Mail
ccah@loc.gov  
Phone
202-707-8540