Hand colored antique map of part of Pennsylvania near Fort Cumberland, Fort Necessity, and Fort Duquesne, engraved by G.W. Boynton. This map is probably from "The writings of George Washington: being his correspondence, addresses, messages, and other papers, official and private" by Jared Sparks, 1835. This map refers to Washington's early career. The Battle of Fort Necessity (also called the Battle of the Great Meadows) took place on July 3, 1754, in what is now Farmington in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The engagement, along with the May 28 skirmish known as the Battle of Jumonville Glen, was George Washington's first military experience and the only surrender of his military career. The Battle of Fort Necessity began the French and Indian War, which later spiraled into the global conflict known as the Seven Years' War. Washington built Fort Necessity on an alpine meadow west of the summit of a pass through the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. Good to very good condition with minor stains. Some color is original, while other is probably later. Measures approx. 8.5 x 5.5 inches to the paper edges.
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