Carte des Environs de Williamsburg en Virginie
Original Author: Jean Nicolas Desandroüins
Created: 1782
Medium: Pen-and-ink and watercolor map

Carte des Environs de Williamsburg en Virginie

This is a detail from a larger map created by Jean Nicolas Desandroüins, a French cartographer, showing the campsites of American and French troops around Williamsburg in September 1781, during the American Revolution. A key to the map indicates that the College of William and Mary is the dark building marked number 5, beneath a string of substantial red buildings lining the main street of Williamsburg. Garden plots and orchards are shown behind the college, and the small structures near them may have served as slave quarters for the college's enslaved laborers.