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

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  • 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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1785
  • Plan of the city of Philadelphia and its environs shewing its defences during the years 1777 & 1778, together with the siege of Mud Island on the River Delaware.

    Scale ca. 1:14,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. "To the Honble. Sir William Howe K.B. general and commander in chief of all His Majesty's forces within the colonies laying on the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to West Florida inclusive, &ca. &ca. [Signed:] John Montrésor, chief engineer in America." Imperfect: Fort Mifflin on Great Mud Island is almost entirely cut off. ...

    • Contributor: Nicole, Pierre
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia.

    Scale ca. 1:42,000. Hand colored. Shows names of landowners in rural areas. LC copy annotated, has "8.11.45.Vme." Includes "Elevation of the State House." Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1322 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Lotter, Matthäus Albrecht
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Plan of Fort Mifflin on Mud Island, with the batteries on Province Island.

    Scale ca. 1:1,750. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the lower right. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1348 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • [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: ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1790
  • A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent, /

    From Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 23, 1753 p. 373. Includes table of distances "The distances of particular places in this map, from the court house." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1306 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Mounted on paper with linen backing.

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1753
  • [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
  • Philadelphie,

    Scale ca. 1:10,600. Oriented with north toward the right. Indexed for points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1313 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 440; 651/1; 700/1

    • Contributor: Easburn, Benjamin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • 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
  • Map of a route through south west Pennsylvania from Fort Loudon, Franklin Co. to Fort Pitt, Pittsburgh.

    Scale 1:380,160; 6 miles to an in. Title from Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America, p. 673. Variant title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection ... no. 12: A map of the country on the Ohio & Muskingum Rivers. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the right. Shows location of forts and road improvements. Typed ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1763
  • 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
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1756
  • Seat of war in the environs of Philadelphia:

    Scale ca. 1:656,000. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London. "For the London magazine, 1777." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1314 Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Kitchin, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • [Braddock's route, 1755, Fort Cumberland to Fort Pitt.

    Scale 1:316,800; 5 mi. to an in. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown pictorially. In pencil: Braddock's rout 1755. Shows "Genl. Braddock field," but the route is via Fort Burd, built in 1759. The Monongahela River is extensively mapped. "No. 22. Case C, no. 1." Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1760
  • A Draught of ten lots of ground in the northern liberties of the city of Philadelphia, surveyed the 28th August 1787, beginning at a bridge on the old York Road, N. 20. ...

    Scale ca. 1:650. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth and paper backing with reinforced edges. Imperfect: Margin deteriorated and torn. Cadastral map. Includes "Annexed coloured plan," ca. 1:1,000 and a note on the Second Presbyterian Church burial ground. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1328 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1787
  • 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
  • A plan of the city of Philadelphia, the capital of Pennsylvania, from an actual survey.

    Scale ca. 1:5,000. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows name and location of important buildings and wharf facilities. Inset: A chart of Delaware Bay and River, from the original by Mr. Fisher of Philadelphia, 1776 [ca. 1:700,000] Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Easburn, Benjamin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • British camp at Trudruffrin from the 18th. to the 21st. of September 1777, with the attack made by Major General Grey against the rebels near White Horse Tavern on the 20th. of ...

    Scale ca. 1:31,680. Relief shown by hachures. Includes references. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1342 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • 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
  • To the Honourable House of Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsylvania this map of the city and liberties of Philadelphia with the catalogue of purchasers is humbly dedicated by their most obedient ...

    Scale 1:19,800; 100 perches to an in. Cover title: Reed's map of Phila. "Facsimile of Reeds map reproduced by the anastatic process. 200 copies only printed & the plates destroyed." Cadastral map showing land ownership. Hand colored. In lower left corner of cartouche: G. Worley. Includes inset of "A ground plan of the city of Philadelphia," text, lists of land purchasers, and illustrations. LC ...

    • Contributor: Reed, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • [Zehn Karten und Ansichten den Schlachtfelden des amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskreiges in den Staaten Pennsylvanien und New York] /

    Relief shown by hachures on some maps and by landform drawings on some views. Individual map/view titles in German; statements of attribution in Latin. Statements of attribution differ: Ioh. Martin Will excudit Aug. Vind. -- Ioh. Martin Will. excud. Aug. Vind. -- Ioh. Mart. Will exc. Aug. Vind. Title devised by cataloger. Orientation differs. Includes index to military points of interest. Some maps also ...

    • Contributor: Will, Johann Martin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777

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  • An accurate plan of the country between New York and Philadelphia : with the dispositions of the forces.

    Shows positions of British (red) and American (blue) forces along the major highways between New York City and Philadelphia. Relief shown pictorially. At foot of title: Extracted from the Gazette of Tuesday, Feb'y 25th 1777. "Published as the Act directs March 3d 1777 by S. Pyle, Angel Court, Snow Hill--price 6d." Oriented with north toward the upper right. Includes distance table. Available also through ...

    • Contributor: Pyle, Stephen
    • 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