Falmouth Neck, As it was when destroyed by Mowett, Oct. 18, 1775.

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Falmouth Neck, As it was when destroyed by Mowett, Oct. 18, 1775.

Barcode: 3568

Publishing Location: Portland, ME

Region Depicted: Falmouth Neck, Maine · Maine · Portland Harbor, Maine

Date Produced: 1831

Date Published: 1831

Language: English

Historical Context: Lithographic reproduction of engravings of the British vessels Spitfire Bomb, Cat, Store and Canceau commanded by Henry Mowat who ordered the bombardment of Falmouth Neck. The Burning of Falmouth (October 18, 1775) was an attack by a fleet of Royal Navy vessels on the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts (site of the modern city of Portland, Maine). The attack began with a naval bombardment, followed by a landing party meant to complete the town's destruction. The attack was the only major event in what was supposed to be a campaign of retaliation against ports that supported Patriot activities in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War.

Subjects: Willis, William, 1794-1870 · Portland (Me.) · United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 · Maine--Maps

Map Type: Geographical, Urban, Historical

Dimensions: 41 x 60 cm.

Printing Process: Lithography

Printing Technique: Planar Surface

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Note below title: "(All the Buildings within the Dotted line were Destroyed, except a few within the perfect line). Pendleton's Lithography, Boston."

Brief Description: Map of Falmouth Neck (today part of Portland, Maine) as it was before the bombardment ordered by Captain Henry Mowat in 1775. Map indicates which houses were destroyed.

Physical Description: 1 map; machine-laid

Theme: Maine Counties and Towns/Cities

Associated Map Imagery: Spitfire Bomb, 1831, Falmouth Neck, As it was when destroyed by Mowett, Oct. 18, 1775., Cat, 1831, Falmouth Neck, As it was when destroyed by Mowett, Oct. 18, 1775., Ship, 1831, Falmouth Neck, As it was when destroyed by Mowett, Oct. 18, 1775., Canceau, 1831, Falmouth Neck, As it was when destroyed by Mowett, Oct. 18, 1775., Store Vessel, 1831, Falmouth Neck, As it was when destroyed by Mowett, Oct. 18, 1775.

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/3568.0001