This map of the Chesapeake and Delaware bays was published the year following the end of the American Revolution and immediately transports the viewer to a time when the United States was free from the colonial rule of Britain and embarking on its journey of democratic government. The Eastern seaboard and particularly Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, have a rich history not only in the Revolutionary War but in the United States colonial and post-Revolution. These two bays were integral to the development of the economy of the region and contributed to the establishment of the major port city of Baltimore. Tobacco was the primary export for the mid-Atlantic seaboard, and the bulk was shipped out of the Chesapeake Bay.
Produced by John Churchman, a prominent Quaker author and philosopher in 1786, this map was published by the American Philosophical Society. The Delmarva peninsula was a critical point of geography, with Maryland?s northern border eventually becoming the Mason Dixon line or the delineation of north and south in the United States. Maryland also donated the land that ultimately became Washington DC to George Washington, linking this region forever to the early establishment of the nation.
The Battle of the Chesapeake, depicted here as Chesopeak, was a pivotal point in the Revolutionary War. The allied French Navy defeated the Royal Navy, which allowed General Washington to march south from New York and battle the British at Yorktown. This historic march is still memorialized with the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National trail.
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