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

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  • A chart of Delawar Bay, with soundings and nautical observations.

    Scale ca. 1:150,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along left and right margins. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet) - Hamond, Andrew Snape - Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1779
  • A chart of Delawar River from Bombay Hook to Ridley Creek, with soundings &c taken by Lt. Knight of the Navy.

    Scale ca. 1:75,000. Depths shown by soundings. Includes "A plan of Delawar River from Chester to Philadelphia, shewing the situation of His Majesty's ships &c on the 15th Novr. 1777. Surveyed and sounded by Lieutenant John Hunter of the Navy," ca. 1:29,000, and index to defenses. Two copies. Copy 1, land areas done in a wash. Copy 2, outlined in yellow. Available also through ...

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet) - Knight, John - Hunter, John - Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1779
  • A sketch of the operations of His Majesty's fleet and army under the command of Vice Admiral the Rt. Hble. Lord Viscount Howe and Genl. Sr. Wm. Howe, K.B., in 1776.

    Scale ca. 1:130,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Depths shown by soundings. Centered on the Hudson River and New York Bay from Sandy Hook to Haverstraw. Includes index entitled "References." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1057 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated changing publication date to 1778, showing additional shoals ...

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet) - Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777