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 Boston, and its environs, shewing the true situation of His Majesty's army, and also those of the rebels. Drawn by an engineer at Boston, Octr. 1775. The principal part ...

    Scale ca. 1:15,000. Relief shown by hachures. Includes "References" to points of military and general interest. Oriented with north toward the upper right. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 932 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 700/1; 700/2

    • Contributor: Williams, Richard
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A Plan oe [i.e. of] the British lines on Boston Neck in August 1775.

    Scale ca. 1:3,300. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Oriented with north to the bottom. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 915 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 651/2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A correct view of the late battle at Charlestown : June 17th, 1775 /

    Shows troops in action, British ships, and the village of Charleston. Bird's-eye-view. Exhibited in G&M exhibit, May 1975. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Aitken, Robert
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A new and accurate chart of the harbour of Boston in New England in North America /

    Also shows islands, rocks, channels, shoals, and towns and roads along coast. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. In upper right margin: Political Mag., Nov. 1782. Phillips. Maps of America. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 959 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy mounted on cloth backing.

    • Contributor: Lodge, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • Boston, its environs and harbour, with the rebels works raised against that town in 1775,

    Scale ca. 1:24,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 911 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 650/2; 650/3; 651/4; 650/5

    • Contributor: Page, Thomas Hyde
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A plan of the town and chart of the harbour of Boston : exhibiting a view of the islands, castle forts, and entrances into the said harbour.

    Depths shown by soundings. From Gentleman's magazine, vol. 45, Jan. 1775. In center of lower margin: Feby. 1st 1775. Phillips. Maps of America. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 950 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy 1 watermarked. 4 copies

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A Map of forty miles north, thirty miles west, and twentyfive miles south of Boston, including an accurate draft of the harbour and town.

    Scale ca. 1:320,000. Relief shown pictorially. Includes "References to the harbour and environs of Boston," reflecting points of general interest and military events which occured in 1775, "References to the town of Boston," and inset of "Boston Town." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 903 Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America.

    Scale ca. 1:3,500. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by form lines. "Engrav'd for the Pennsylv[ani]a magazine." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 895 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Aitken, Robert
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Plan of the Neck and environs.

    Scale ca. 1:12,000. Title in brackets on verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications at the Boston Neck and ranges to different points from a battery on Foster's Hill on Dorchester Neck and from fortifications outside the Neck which do not agree. Annotated in pencil: No. 60. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 916 ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A plan of the action at Bunkers-Hill, on the 17th. of June, 1775, between His Majesty's troops under the command of Major General Howe, and the rebel forces,

    Scale ca. 1:4,800. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. An engraved map, with change of title, appears in Stedman's History of the origin, process, and termination of the American War. London, 1794. A copy of this issue is included in William Faden's Atlas of the battles of the American Revolution. [New York, 1845] Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. "N.B. The ground plan is from an ...

    • Contributor: Page, Thomas Hyde
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Boston, its environs and harbour, with the rebels works raised against that town in 1775,

    Scale ca. 1:24,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 913 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Page, Thomas Hyde
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Roxbury to Concord. Roads & distances, &c.

    Not drawn to scale. Title from manuscript catalog of the Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north to the left. Relief shown by hachures. "No. 4." Typewritten label on verso: A plan of the environs of Boston. 1775. Ascribed on label: Probably by Ensign De Berniere and Captain Brown. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 893 Available also ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Coast of New England from Chatham Harbor to Narragansett Bay.

    Scale ca. 1:130,000. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along edges. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 988 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1779
  • [A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity.

    Scale ca. 1:50,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 951 LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along folds and edges. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A plan of the town and harbour of Boston and the country adjacent with the road from Boston to Concord, shewing the place of the late engagement between the King's troops & ...

    Scale ca. 1:120,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Includes index to points of military interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 900 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: De Costa, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Plan of the "Neck" and fortifications] Delivd. to H.E. Gl. Gage, June 30th. 1775.--J.M.

    Scale ca. 1:5,650. Title from P. L. Phillips' A list of maps of America, p. 148. Alternate title from Peter Force's catalog of manuscript maps: Works for defense of Boston. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, ...

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

    Scale ca. 1:51,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Includes navigational notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 976 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A Temporary project for a star redout [sic] to contain 150 men.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. "No. 53." On verso, partly illegible and in a different hand: Boston ... part of the ... project for the war ... Drawing of a fortification on the road to Roxbury near Boston Neck, with list of proposed guns. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Sketch of the ground about Charles Town.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. "NB: Medford road 45 paces broad; Cambridge road 30 p." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 921 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • 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
  • A Plan of the Battle of Bunker Hill /

    Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Includes text, Printed line of music and verses of drinking songs on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Described in LC Information bull. v. 42 no. 17, 25 Apr. 1983 Vault Acquisitions control no. 7-82

    • Contributor: Clinton, Henry
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Fort on Noddles Island.

    Scale 1:3,168; 264 ft. to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. One of a series of 5 drawings, in same hand, of fortifications around Boston after rebuilding by American forces. On verso, in different hand: W. H. Spooner. No. 2. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • [Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

    Scale ca. 1:51,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along fold and margins. Includes navigational notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 977 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Plan of Boston & vicinity.

    Scale ca. 1:24,000. Title from verso, legible only with back lighting. Alternate title from Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America: Boston and environs, showing entrenchments. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the left. Relief shown by shading and hachures. "No. 25." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 919 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Plan of the town with the attack on Bunkers-Hill in the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th. of June 1775.

    Scale ca. 1:19,000. Relief shown by hachures. Battle of Bunker Hill shown pictorially. From James Murray's Impartial history of the present war in America. v. 1. p. 431. Includes historical note on fires and indexes to wards and points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 936 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; ...

    • Contributor: Robson, T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778