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

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  • Plan of the siege of Charles Town in South Carolina under command of His Excellence Sir Henry Clinton and under direction of ... Collonel Mount-Crieff as chief ingener, this town was surrendered ...

    Scale ca. 1:11,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the right. Shows detailed lines of fire for defenders and besiegers. Ships shown pictorially. On verso: Siege of Charles Town, South Carolina. Lieut. Finnegan, 16th Regt. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1556 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 650/2

    • Contributor: Fennigan, Patrick
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • Part of New Jersey.

    Scale ca. 1:80,000; 100 chains to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Imperfect: Edges torn. Shows rivers, roads, and bridges of Monmouth and Ocean counties. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1261 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 651/2; 650/3

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • Plan of the position which the army under Lt. Genl. Burgoyne took at Saratoga, on the 10th of September 1777, and in which it remained till the convention was signed.

    Scale ca. 1:108,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Has watermarks. Oriented with north to the left. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1178 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • A new and accurate map of the province of South Carolina in North America.

    Shows precincts, townships, towns, forts, roads, and trails, ferries, courthouses, landmarks, rivers, and creeks, harbors, islands, and shoals along the coast. Relief shown by hachures and pictorially. Mounted on cloth. From The Universal Magazine of knowledge and Pleasure (June, 1779), vol. 114. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1523 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1779
  • A map of the British and French settlements in North America.

    Scale ca. 1:8,500,000. Relief shown pictorially. Shows "Longitude w. from London." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 60 Includes list of French forts in Nova Scotia, New England, New York, "Pencilvania," "Verginia," and Georgia. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1

    • Contributor: Ridge, I.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • Plan of Quebec, the capital of Canada in North America, with the bason and part of the adjacent contry [sic] shewing the principal encampments and works of the British Army commanded by ...

    Relief shown by shading. "NB. The British works are coloured yellow and thier [sic] encampments red with the faceings [sic] of the different corpes [sic]. The French works and encampments are coloured blue." "N.B. The different parts were surveyed as follows viz, the east side of the Falls of Montmorency, the Point of Orleans, and the south side of the River St. Lawrence by ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1759
  • [Coast of Maine from Mosquito Head to Spurwink River.

    Scale ca. 1:125,000. LC copy imperfect: Brittle on edges. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 852 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: 1776
  • 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. (Joseph Frederick Wallet) - Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Plan and perspective view of Pittsburgh.

    Scale not given. Date from dealers catalog: [1760-70] Manuscript; pen-and-ink and watercolor. LC copy incomplete: Lower left and right sections missing. Includes index to points of interest and illus. Oriented with north to the left, not towards the upper right as shown by compass rose. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1330 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Contributor: Day, E. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1760
  • A new and accurate map of North America,

    Scale ca. 1:6,360,000. Relief shown pictorially. Shows area east of Louisiana. "West longitude from Ferro." Hand colored. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 119 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Bell, Peter - Seale, Richard William - Bowles, Carington - Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1768
  • Battle of Brandywine in which the Americans were defeated : September the 11th, 1777 by General Sr. William Howe.

    Scale ca. 1:15,300. Hand colored. Annotated in red ink on the author's Battle of Brandywine, 1778. Other changes have been made by erasure or by excision of parts and replacement of new paper. Prepared as engraver's copy for a new edition. "Note: The operations of the column under the command of His Excellency Lt. Gal. Knyphausen are engraved from the plan drawn on the ...

    • Contributor: Faden, William - Werner, S. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1784
  • Plan of the attack the rebels on Long Island, by an officer of the Army.

    Scale ca. 1:125,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Annotated showing additional names in a different hand. Includes "Explanation." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1147 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A chart of the harbour of Rhode Island and Narraganset Bay.

    Scale ca. 1:51,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: triangular hole in lower right corner, portions missing in margins and along fold lines. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 995 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2 Vault

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet) - Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • An exact plan of the city, fortifications & harbour of Havana in the island of Cuba /

    Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. From Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure. May 1762, v. 30. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1814 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes ancillary map of "Island of Cuba." LC copy imperfect: Portions in upper margin, right margin, and lower right corner missing.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1762
  • An accurate map of North and South Carolina with their Indian frontiers, shewing in a distinct manner all the mountains, rivers, swamps, marshes, bays, creeks, harbours, sandbanks and soundings on the coasts; ...

    Scale ca. 1:530,000. Hand colored. "Longitude west from London." Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows precinct boundaries. Insets: The harbour of Port Royal [ca. 1:200,000]--The bar and harbour of Charlestown [ca. 1:75,000] LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1394 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2; 651/3; 651/4; 650/5; 650/6; ...

    • Contributor: Mouzon, Henry - Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A new & accurate map of the island of Cuba. A new & accurate map of the islands of Hispaniola or St. Domingo and Porto Rico.

    Scale ca. 1:2,700,000. Islands outlined in color; hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "No. 65." From the author's A complete atlas or distinct view of the known world. 1752. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1778 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Bowen, Emanuel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1752
  • The United States according to the definitive treaty of peace signed at Paris Sept. 3d. 1783.

    Scale ca. 1:3,200,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Philadelphia. "The lines singly coloured N.W. of the Ohio, are the divisions of that country into ten new states, by a resolve of Congress of April 23d. 1784." Inset: N. America [ca. 1:19,200,000] LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 758 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...

    • Contributor: McMurray, William - Scot, Robert
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1784
  • Sketch of New York, narrows & part of Long Island with the roads.

    Scale ca. 1:23,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Soundings in fathoms. Shows distances. In margin, upper left corner: No. 18. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1227 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Design for Governor's Island.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. At head of title, in pencil: No. 50. Stamped on verso: John Montresor. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1142 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1760
  • Region IV Map - American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789 - Collections

    The regions of the United States are geographic areas which include multiple states. The groupings are from standard language used by libraries and reflect the groupings used in the classification system for maps. The maps linked here represent large sections of the United States and the region names are searchable in this interface.

    • Date: 1750
  • Carte des possessions angloises & françoises du continent de l'Amérique septentrionale,

    Scale ca. 1:7,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "Se vend à Londres chez Messrs. Kitchin, Nourse, Vaillant, Millar, Rocque & Sayer. À Amsterdam & à Berlin chez Mrs. Neaulme & Covens & Mortier, & La Haye chez Mr. P. Gosse." From the author's A concise description of the English and French possessions in North America, for the better explaining of the map published with ...

    • Contributor: Palairet, Jean - Kitchin, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1756
  • A new and correct map of North America; with the West India Islands. Divided according to the last treaty of peace, concluded at Paris. 10th. Feby. 1763. Wherein are particularly distinguished, the ...

    Scale ca. 1:550,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London and Ferro. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 24 Includes historical notes, insets of "A particular map of Baffin and Hudson's Bay" and "The passage by land to California," and articles 4-7, 9, 12, 13, and 20 of the "definitive treaty." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Contributor: Pownall, Thomas - Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1779
  • 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
  • Havana. Vera Cruz.

    Scale ca. 1:75,000 and 1:200,000. Title on verso: Havana & Vera Cruz, 128. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on tracing paper. Soundings shown in fathoms. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1807 LC Luso-Hispanic World, 347 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 651/2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1758
  • Crown Point & part of Lake Champlain.

    Scale 1:7,920; 10 chains to 1 in. Title from manuscript on verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1117 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1768