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

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  • Captain Snow's scetch of the country by himself, and the best accounts he could receive from the Indian traders.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially. Shows location of forts, western Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, northern Maryland, Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary line, and "Road to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, &ca." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1301 Includes historical notes. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Snow
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1754
  • 1st. & 2d. position of that part of the army engaged on the 19th Sept. 1777. 3d & 4th postn. Sept. 19.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and pencil on tracing paper. Believed to be part of the Battle of Paoli, usually dated Sept. 20, 1777. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1343 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 650/1

    • Contributor: Wangenheim, Friedrich Adam Julius Von
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • A map of that part of Pensylvania now the principle [sic] seat of war in America, wherein may be seen the situation of Philadelphia, Red Bank, Mud Island, & Germantown.

    Scale 1:63,360; an in. to a mile. Relief shown pictorially. "Between the two lines that cross Philadelphia was the first plan of that city." LC copy has annotation "17" in upper right corner. Includes notes on attack on Fort Mifflin. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas - Jackson, L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Survey of lot no. 121 in district no.7

    Scale not given. Title from verso. Manuscript; pen and ink on printed form. On lower half of sheet: In pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania ... and by order of the Surveyor General ... I have surveyed ... 500 acres of land ... on the west side of the Allegheny River, in the county of Westmoreland. [Signed] ...

    • Contributor: Power, Wm. (William) - Power, Wm.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1785
  • A map of the land abt. Red Stone and Fort Pitt,

    Scale ca. 1:600,000. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown pictorially. The title, land tract boundaries with owners' initials, and some place names have been identified as annotations by George Washington made ca. 1780. The author and date of the manuscript map is not known; reference sources indicate between 1758 and 1771. Phillips. Maps of America p. 713 LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, ...

    • Contributor: Washington, George - Crawford, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • Plan of Genl Du Portail. Plan of the position of Valley Forge after Jany. 1778.

    Scale not given. Relief shown by hachures. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Annotated in pencil to show some distances. Annotated bar scale shows scale ca. 14,000. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1349 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Duportail, Antoine Jean Louis Le Bègue De Presle
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Copy of a sketch of the Monongahela, with the field of battle,

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and pencil. Relief shown by hachures. In this map the name Ohio R. ou la belle rivière is applied also to the Allegheny. The words "direction of" have been inserted in pencil between "By" and "an Indian." "No. 28." Includes notes. On verso: John Montresor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • [The Part of Pennsylvania that lies between the forks of the Susquehannah, divided into townships.

    Scale ca. 1:345,000. Title from manuscript catalog of the Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Covers old Westmoreland County of Connecticut, granted to the Susquehanna Company. The Connecticut settlers townships shown do not survive in name or boundaries. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1299 Vault AACR2: ...

    • Contributor: Susquehannah Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1790
  • A map of the province of Pensilvania /

    Relief shown pictorially. Watermarked. Removed from: The London magazine, or, Gentleman's monthly intelligencer, Dec. 1756, vol. 25. Includes ill. in title cartouche. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 711 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies

    • Contributor: Kitchin, Thomas - Baldwin, Richard
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1756
  • A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia /

    Scale ca. 1:42,000. Hand colored. Shows names of landowners in rural areas. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated, has no. 9 in lower right corner. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Lotter, Matthäus Albrecht
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia,

    Scale ca. 1:43,000. Has watermark. Shows roads and the names of landholders in rural areas. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1319 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes table of distances and illus. of "Elevation of the State House." Vault AACR2: 651/1; 700/1; 700/2

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas - Heap, George - Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • The course of Delaware River from Philadelphia to Chester, exhibiting the several works erected by the rebels to defend its passage, with the attacks made upon them by His Majesty's land & ...

    Scale ca. 1:33,200. Hand colored. Shows soundings and disposition of ships, etc. Includes "A sketch of Fort Island" and "Profile and plan of the sunk frames or chevaux de frise which formed the stackadoes in the river." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1362 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia,

    Scale ca. 1:42,000. Shows names of land holders in rural areas. Includes table of distances and "Elevation of the State House." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1320 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 700/1; 700/2

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas - Heap, George - Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Captain Snow's sketch.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown pictorially. Shows location of forts, western Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, northern Maryland, Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary line, and "Road to Philadelphia & Pensylvania, &c." Includes historical notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1302 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Snow
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1754
  • To the Honorable Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esquires, true and absolute proprietaries and Governors of the Province of Pennsylvania and the territories thereunto belonging and to the Honorable John Penn, Esquire, ...

    Scale ca. 1:633,600. Relief shown pictorially. Hand colored. Shows county boundaries. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1295 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 651/1; 651/2; 700/1

    • Contributor: Scull, William - Dawkins, Henry - Nevil, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • [Philadelphia and neighborhood].

    Scale ca. 1:20,400. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Shows line of defense and troops between Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers north of the city, and other fortifications. Also shows names of suburban land owners. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1326 Available also through ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Plan de la retraite de Barren Hill en Pensilvanie : ou un détachement de deux mille deux cent hommes sous le G'al LaFayette étois entouré par l'Armée angloise sous les G'als Howe, ...

    Covers Barren Hill and vicinity (Whitemarsh Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa.) with Chestnut Hill and Germantown. Relief shown by hachures. Place-names in English. Pen-and-ink, watercolors, wash, and lead pencil. Sectioned to 8 panels and mounted on cloth backing to fold to ca. 20 x 14 cm. Includes descriptive index of American, English, and Hessian military positions. Gift; Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Lenfest; Jan. 2000. Available ...

    • Contributor: Capitaine Du Chesnoy, Michel - Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Battle of Brandywine in which the rebels were defeated, September the 11th. 1777, by the army under the command of General Sr. Willm. Howe.

    Scale ca. 1:15,480. Relief shown by hachures. Hand colored. "Note: The operations of the column under the command of His Excellency Lieutenant General Knyphausen is engraved from a plan drawn on the spot by S. W. Werner, Leiutt. of Hessian Artillery." Includes "references to the column under the command of Lt. Genl. Earl Cornwallis" and "references to the column under the command of His ...

    • Contributor: Faden, William - Werner, S. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Plan of the lots laid out at Pittsburg and the Coal Hill.

    Scale ca. 1:1,600. Title, on label, on verso: Plan of the lots at Pittsburg & Coal Hill and the manor. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Imperfect: Deteriorated along previous fold lines. Watermark: J. Whatman. Oriented with north to the bottom. Cadastral map. Annotated in pencil in upper right corner "Being part of the manor of Pittsburgh belonging to John Penn Jun., Esq. and to Governor ...

    • Contributor: Hills, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1787
  • [The course of Delaware River from Philadelphia to Chester, exhibiting the several works erected by the rebels to defend its passage, with the attacks made upon them by His Majesty's land & ...

    Scale ca. 1:32,400. Title from the author's The course of Delaware River ... 1778. Manuscript, pen-and-ink (black and red) and watercolor. Shows soundings, disposition of ships, etc. Names "Fort Mifflin" and "Fort Mercer" added in a different hand. Includes "A sketch of Fort Island" and "Profile and plan of the sunk frames or chevaux de frise which formed the stockadoes in the river." LC ...

    • Contributor: Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • From Battle of Brandywine.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pencil on tracing paper. Handwriting of title differs from that on rest of map. Alternate title from P. L. Phillips' Maps of America [Sketch of the battle of Brandywine. By V. Wangenheim] LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1340 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Wangenheim, Friedrich Adam Julius Von
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Mr. Armstrong's rough draft of the country to the west of Susquehanna.

    Scale ca. 1:800,000. Title from annotation on verso. Mounted on cloth backing, with reinforced edges. Watermarked. Relief shown pictorially. Shows central Pennsylvania and the location of "F. du Quesne" in western Pennsylvania. Also shows the road from Harrisburg to the Youghiogheny River. Includes 2 distance charts. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1303 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...

    • Contributor: Armstrong, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • General Forbes' route on the march against Fort Du Quesne, 1758 : this map is a copy of the original map, "General Forbes' marching jurnal [sic] to the Ohio J. Potts" in ...

    Shows the route westward in Pennsylvania from Loudon, via Littleton, Fort Bedford, Stony Brook, Fort Ligonier, Washington's Camp, to Pittsburgh (Ohio River). Relief shown pictorially. Title from westernmost panel. Manuscript: pen-and-ink (black) and graphite pencil. Relief shown pictorially. Indicates nature of the adjacent landscape along the hatched route line. The date of the final rendering of the route by Dr. McGowan is not known ...

    • Contributor: Forbes, John - Potts, John - McGowan, Wm. D. (William D.) - Historical Society of Pennsylvania
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1758
  • A Map of the country round Philadelphia including part of New Jersey, New York, Staten Island, & Long Island.

    Scale ca. 1:1,625,000. Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789 1041 "West longitude from London." From the Gentleman's magazine, v. 46, 1776. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault 2 copies AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A plan of the attacks against Fort Miflin on Mud Island which surrendered 16th, November 1777 to the Kings troops under the command of the honorable Sir William Howe K.B. general and ...

    Scale ca. 1:7,200. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. "No. 9." Includes "List of the rebel fleet ... exclusive of a number of fire rafts." "Montresor" stamped on verso. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1347 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651

    • Contributor: Wheeler, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777