Collection American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789

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  • Fort on Dorc̃ester Point.

    Scale 1:480; 40 ft. to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. One of a series of 5 drawings, in the same hand, of fortifications around Boston after rebuilding by American forces. On verso, in a different hand: W. H. Spooner, No. 3. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 929 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • [A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity.

    Scale ca. 1:50,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 951 LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along folds and edges. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • [Coast of New Hampshire and Massachusetts from Great Boars Head to Marblehead Harbor.

    Scale ca. 1:52,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along fold and upper and lower margins. Publication information trimmed from lower margin. Shows coast of Essex County, Massachusetts and part of Rockingham County, New Hampshire. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 963 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • Fort on Noddles Island.

    Scale 1:3,168; 264 ft. to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. One of a series of 5 drawings, in same hand, of fortifications around Boston after rebuilding by American forces. On verso, in different hand: W. H. Spooner. No. 2. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Fort on Fort Hill in Boston.

    Scale 1:1,584; 132 ft. to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. On verso, in a different hand: W. H. Spooner, No. 4. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 925 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A plan of the town and harbour of Boston and the country adjacent with the road from Boston to Concord, shewing the place of the late engagement between the King's troops & ...

    Scale ca. 1:120,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Includes index to points of military interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 900 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: De Costa, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A plan of the action at Bunkers-Hill, on the 17th. of June, 1775, between His Majesty's troops under the command of Major General Howe, and the rebel forces,

    Scale ca. 1:4,800. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. An engraved map, with change of title, appears in Stedman's History of the origin, process, and termination of the American War. London, 1794. A copy of this issue is included in William Faden's Atlas of the battles of the American Revolution. [New York, 1845] Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. "N.B. The ground plan is from an ...

    • Contributor: Page, Thomas Hyde
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Map of the environs of Boston.

    Scale ca. 1:46,000. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. From The Remembrancer, 3d ed. 1775. Shows camp and lines of Generals Putnam, Ward, and Thomas and batteries and fortifications in the Boston area. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 896 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Almon, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Chart of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.

    Scale ca. 1:51,500. Hand colored. Depths shown by soundings. "The soundings and nautical remarks in this chart are laid down from observations &c. of Lieutenant Knight of the Navy." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • [Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

    Scale ca. 1:51,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Includes navigational notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 976 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Fort on Charlestown Point.

    Scale 1:3,168; 264 ft. to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. On verso, in a different hand: W. H. Spooner, No. 1. One of a series of 5 drawings, in the same hand, of fortifications around Boston after rebuilding by American forces. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 926 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A plan of the bay and harbor of Boston, surveyed agreeably to the orders and instructions of the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, to Samuel Holland, Esqr., His ...

    Scale ca. 1:48,000. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings and color. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 650/1; 650/2; 651/3; 651/4; 650/5; 700/2

    • Contributor: Wheeler, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Map of the environs of Roxbury showing roads to Jamaica, Cambridge, Dorchester, Milton, etc.

    Scale not given. Title from P. L. Phillips' List of maps of America. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Typewritten label on verso: Map of the environs of Boston showing roads from Roxbury to Dorchester, Milton, Jamaica, Cambridge, and Walter T., Brooklyn and N. York. 1775. Ascribed on label: Probably by Ensign De Berniere and Captain Brown. Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America.

    Scale ca. 1:3,500. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by form lines. "Engrav'd for the Pennsylv[ani]a magazine." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 895 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Aitken, Robert
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

    Scale ca. 1:51,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along fold and margins. Includes navigational notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 977 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Fort on the first hill in Dorc̃ester. Fort on the second hill in Dorc̃ester.

    Scale 1:480; 40 ft. to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. One of a series of 5 drawings, in the same hand, of fortifications around Boston after rebuilding by American forces. Includes a profile of each fort. On verso, in a different hand: W. H. Spooner, No. 5. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 928 Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A map of 100 miles round Boston.

    Relief shown pictorially. Hand col. From the Gentleman's magazine, v. 45, June 1775. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A draught of the towns of Boston and Charles Town and the circumjacent country shewing the works thrown up by His Majesty's troops, and also those by the rebels, during the campaign: ...

    Scale ca. 1:26,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Watermark: J. Whatman. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings. "N.B. The rebels entrenchments are express'd as they appear from Beacon Hill which are color'd yellow." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 906 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Plan of the action which happen'd 17th. June 1775, at Charles Town, N. America.

    Scale ca. 1:8,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 908 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inscribed on verso: Plan of the action, Charles Town, 17th June 1775. Eng. Page. Vault AACR2: 100; 650

    • Contributor: Page, Thomas Hyde
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A new and accurate map of the colony of Massachusets [i.e. Massachusetts] Bay, in North America, from a late survey.

    Covers eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, and small portions of New Hampshire and Vermont. Relief shown pictorially. From Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure, vol. 66, Dec. 1780, opposite p. 281. Prime meridian: Ferro. Phillips. Maps of America. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 881 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • Boston, S. West part. No. 25.

    Scale ca. 1:5,600. Title in pencil; matches title in Peter Force's catalog of manuscript maps. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications and troop stations, including the 4th, 5th, 10th, 47th, and Marines. Table of distances on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Bunker Hill--rough sketch.

    Scale not given. Title from Peter Force's catalog of manuscript maps. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown by hachures. Shows landing places, positions of British units, and "Rebels line of march." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 899 Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A plan of the town of Boston and its environs, with the lines, batteries, and incampments of the British and American armies.

    Scale ca. 1:24,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps and Charts, 1750-1789, 930 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes "References." Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 650/2; 650/3; 651/4

    • Contributor: [Page, Thomas Hyde
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A Map of forty miles north, thirty miles west, and twentyfive miles south of Boston, including an accurate draft of the harbour and town.

    Scale ca. 1:320,000. Relief shown pictorially. Includes "References to the harbour and environs of Boston," reflecting points of general interest and military events which occured in 1775, "References to the town of Boston," and inset of "Boston Town." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 903 Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A chart of the harbour of Boston

    Scale ca. 1:24,500. Title from accompanying title page. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Soundings shown in feet. LC copy imperfect: Brittle on edges and deterioration along fold. Includes index entitled "References" to Boston. "Nautical remarks and directions" and "Marks for the rocks and shoals in sailing into the harbour" on title page. Accompanied by title page. 1 l. LC Maps of North America, ...

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775