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

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  • A plan of the Narrows of Hells-gate in the East River, near which batteries of cannon and mortars were erected on Long Island with a view to take off the defences and ...

    Scale ca. 1:2,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. In upper margin: no. 6. Includes "References." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1154 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Blaskowitz, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • The coast of West Florida and Louisiana. The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida or Channel of Bahama with the Bahama Islands.

    Scale ca. 1:1,390,000; marine leagues 20 in a degree. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. "The soundings along the Florida coast, shoals, islands, and reefs are in feet." Pictorial map. "D.G.4." From the author's The American atlas, 1776. On verso: [Plate no.] 25. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1608 LC Trails, 114 Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Contributor: Jefferys, Thomas - Sayer, Robert
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Gov. Tryon's expedition to Danbury, 1777.

    Scale ca. 1:80,000. Title in pencil. Alternate title from P. L. Phillips' A list of maps of America: Map of the route of Gen. William Tryon's expedition to Danbury. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1025 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Stamped on verso: Montresor. Vault ...

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • A Plan of the late Province of Main as far as Kennebeck River.

    Scale ca. 1:200,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Imperfect: Margin deteriorated and a section of the upper left corner missing. In 2 sections, mounted on cloth backing. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows internal boundaries. Accompanied by positive photocopy of verso, taken prior to mounting, showing "Backers Town." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 836 Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • To the Honourable Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esqrs., true & absolute proprietaries & Governours of the Province of Pennsylvania & counties of New-Castle, Kent & Sussex on Delaware this map of ...

    Scale ca. 1:250,000. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing with reinforced edges. Relief shown pictorially. Shows county boundaries. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1294 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 651/1; 651/2; 700/1; 700/2

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas - Turner, James - Davis, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1759
  • A tracing relating to Fort Washington or Knyphausen.

    Scale ca. 1:9,300. Alternate title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection: The northern part of the island of New York. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Title and construction lines in pencil. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1161 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651

    • Contributor: Sauthier, Claude Joseph
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Sketch of the road from Paulus Hook and Hobocken to New Bridge.

    Scale ca. 1:24,000; 800 paces to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Authorship attributed to B. Morgan and J. Hills in the table of contents of the collection. Includes note Fort Constitution "Evacuated by the rebels, 18th Novr. 1776." Accompanied by Hills map collection title page and table of ...

    • Contributor: Hills, John - Morgan, Benjamin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • [Savannah River & Ogeechee River].

    Shows the Savannah River from the Georgia coast north to Augusta and the Ogeechee River from the coast north to "Old Town." Title and date from Peter Force map collection checklist. Oriented with north towards the upper right. Pen and ink and pencil. Mounted on paper. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indicates towns and roads.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • [Philadelphia and vicinity. Military.

    Scale 1:21,120; 1 mile to 3 in. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows fortifications opposite Windmill Island and at the Middle Ferry across the Schuylkill River. Some land owners are identified. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1325 Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • A plan of the city of New York from an actual survey, anno Domini, M[D]CC,LV

    Scale ca. 1:3,300; foot 660 to one 8 of a mile. "To the Honourable James De Lancey ... this plan of the City of New York is humbly dedict. by your honours most obet. & humble servant G. Duyckinck." Shows ward boundaries. Indexed for points of interest. Wheat & Brun. Maps and Charts (1978 ed.) 380 LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1101 Available ...

    • Contributor: Maerschalck, Francis W. - Duyckinck, G.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • [Plan of New York and Staten Islands with part of Long Island.

    Scale ca. 1:108,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1099 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • The State of New Jersey.

    Scale ca. 1:650,000. Shows boundaries between East and West Jersey, 1676-1775, and between New Jersey and New York. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1237 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • A new and accurate map of the province of Georgia in North America.

    Shows trails and paths used for trading as well as general locations of Native American tribes. Relief shown by hachures and pictorially. From: Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure. April, 1779, v. 64, facing p. 168. LC Trails, 160 LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1569 Includes notes on general topography. Fold-lined. Mounted on paper. Mounted on cloth. Margin cut away at lower left. ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1779
  • Plan du port de Portsmouth levé à vue.

    Scale ca. 1:38,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications and premier anchorage areas for ships. Indexed for points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 875 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 650/1; 650/2; 651/3

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • Marche de l'armée française de Providence à la Rivière du Nord.

    Scale ca. 1:200,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink (black and red) and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 830 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Accompanied by manuscript text: Itinéraire du march que l'armée dois faire poursuivre de la Providence à la Rivière du Nord. 11 p. Vault AACR2: 440; 651/1; 651/2; 651/3; 651/4

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • [Plat of a survey of 2,314 acres of land, being the first large bottom on the east side of the Ohio River, 3 or 4 miles below the mouth, a portion of ...

    Scale ca. 1:20,000. Title from Lawrence Martin's The George Washington atlas. 1932. Cover title: George Washington; survey of land in Ohio, a grant from the Colony of Virginia to Washington for military services ... Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Oriented with north toward the lower left. Imperfect: Deteriorated along fold lines. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 785 Annotated by George Washington: Patented in the name of ...

    • Contributor: Crawford, William - Washington, George
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1771
  • [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. (Joseph Frederick Wallet) - Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • 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
  • États-Unis de l'Amérique septentrionale avec les Isles Royale, de Terre Nueve, de St. Jean, l'Acadie &c.

    Scale ca. 1:1,500,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows "Longitude du méridien de Paris" and "Longitude occid. du méridien de l'Isle de Fer." "Supplément a l'Atlas de M. Robert de Vaugondi." From the author's Atlas universal [1799] no. 116. Includes text and historical notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 761 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ...

    • Contributor: Robert De Vaugondy, Didier - Boudet
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1785
  • A Map of the western parts of the province of Pennsylvania, Virginia, &c.

    Scale ca. 1:1,270,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, pencil and watercolor. Has watermark. Imperfect: Eastern portion and southwest corner wanting. Relief shown pictorially. "To the Honourable House of Representatives of the Province of Pennsylvania this map is most humbly inscribed by their most obedient and humble servant." Shows area from the Wabash River on the west to the Scioto River on the east, and from Lake Huron ...

    • Contributor: Patten, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1753
  • [Coast of New England from Cape Elizabeth, Me. to Newburyport, Mass.

    Scale ca. 1:130,000. LC copy imperfect: Western half missing; deteriorated along left and right edges. Shows Maine coast from Cape Elizabeth to York River. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet)
    • 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
  • [Map of the country between and bordering the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay, showing roads to Philadelphia and localities.

    Scale ca. 1:670,000. Title from P. L. Phillips' List of maps of America. Manuscript, pen and ink and pencil. Label on verso has title: Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey showing roads. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1044 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • [Plan of the encampment and position of the army under His Excelly. Lt. General Burgoyne at Swords House on Hudson's River on Septr. 17th, with the positions of that part of the ...

    Scale ca. 1:14,400. Title from engraved copy published by William Faden, 1780. (Faden 68). Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1180 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 650

    • Contributor: Wilkinson, William Cumberland
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • A map of the middle British colonies in North America. First published by Lewis Evans, of Philadelphia, in 1755; and since corrected and improved, as also extended, with the addition of New ...

    Scale ca. 1:2,350,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: London and Philadelphia. Relief shown pictorially. Includes text, list of townships, distance charts, and inset "A sketch of the remaining part of Ohio R. &c." Accompanied by the author's: A topographical description of such parts of North America as are contained in the (annexed) map of the middle British colonies, &c. in North America. vi, 46, 16 ...

    • Contributor: Pownall, Thomas - Evans, Lewis - Almon, John - Turner, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776