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

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  • [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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fort on the first hill in Dorc̃ester. Fort on the second hill in Dorc̃ester.

    Scale 1:480; 40 ft. to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. One of a series of 5 drawings, in the same hand, of fortifications around Boston after rebuilding by American forces. Includes a profile of each fort. On verso, in a different hand: W. H. Spooner, No. 5. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 928 Available also through the Library ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A draught of the towns of Boston and Charles Town and the circumjacent country shewing the works thrown up by His Majesty's troops, and also those by the rebels, during the campaign: ...

    Scale ca. 1:26,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Watermark: J. Whatman. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings. "N.B. The rebels entrenchments are express'd as they appear from Beacon Hill which are color'd yellow." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 906 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A Plan of the battle, on Bunkers Hill fought on the 17th of June 1775,

    Scale ca. 1:12,000. Relief shown by hachures. In lower margin: The following description of the action near Boston, on the 17th of June, is taken from a letter written by General Burgoyne to his nephew Lord Stanley. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 918 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • To the Hone. Jno. Hancock, Esqre. president of ye Continental Congress, this map of the seat of civil war in America, is respectfully inscribed by his most obedient humble servant, B. Romans.

    Scale ca. 1:320,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Indexed for points of interest. Insets with indexes: Plan of Boston and its environs, 1775.--A view of the lines thrown up on Boston Neck; by the ministerial army. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 880 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Romans, Bernard
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Map of the island of Nantucket.

    Scale ca. 1:110,000. Relief shown by hachures. "Page 122." Annotated in pencil: 434 and 1782. From the author's Letters from an American farmer ... 1782. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 882 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: St. John De Crèvecoeur, J. Hector
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • A new plan of Boston Harbour from an actual survey.

    Scale ca. 1:110,000. "N.B. Charlestown burnt June 17th, 1775 by the regulars." Index for points of interest. Cited in David McNeely Stauffer's American engravers upon copper and steel as appearing in the Pennsylvania magazine, June, 1775. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 948 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Lownes, Cale
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A sketch of the action between the British forces and the American provincials, on the heights of the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th of June 1775.

    Scale ca. 1:13,800. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Indexed for points of military interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 902 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Jefferys, Thomas
    • 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
  • Plan of the action which happen'd 17th. June 1775, at Charles Town, N. America.

    Scale ca. 1:8,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 908 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inscribed on verso: Plan of the action, Charles Town, 17th June 1775. Eng. Page. Vault AACR2: 100; 650

    • Contributor: Page, Thomas Hyde
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Boston Harbour, with the surroundings, &c.

    Scale ca. 1:24,000. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. 1862. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading and hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 943 AACR2: 100; 650/1; ...

    • Contributor: Hills, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • [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
  • Carte von dem Hafen und der Stadt Boston mit den umliegenden Gegenden und der Lägern sowohl der Americaner als auch des Engländer,

    Scale ca. 1:25,000. Hand colored to show location of British and American forces. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy annotated in black ink to show names of Prospect Hill and Winter Hill. "Diese Carte ist von einen Englischen vor die Regierung aufgenomnen Originale copiret worden." Includes "Erklærung der Buchstaben." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 924 Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: Beaurain
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A new and accurate map of the colony of Massachusets [i.e. Massachusetts] Bay, in North America, from a late survey.

    Covers eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, and small portions of New Hampshire and Vermont. Relief shown pictorially. From Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure, vol. 66, Dec. 1780, opposite p. 281. Prime meridian: Ferro. Phillips. Maps of America. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 881 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • The Seat of war in New England, by an American volunteer, with the marches of the several corps sent by the Colonies towards Boston, with the attack on Bunkers-Hill.

    Scale ca. 1:450,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Boston. Relief shown by hachures. Includes "Plan of Boston Harbour, from an actual survey" and "Plan of the town of Boston with the attack on Bunkers-Hill in the peninsula of Charlestown, the 17th of June, 1775." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 813 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • [Rough draught of Boston and harbour.

    Scale ca. 1:18,500. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. 1862. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Shows location of troops and fortifications. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 931 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 650/2; 650/3; 651/4

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A plan of Boston in New England with its environs, including Milton, Dorchester, Roxbury, Brooklin, Cambridge, Medford, Charlestown, parts of Malden and Chelsea with the military works constructed in those places in ...

    Scale ca. 1:14,000. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings. Includes facsimile of pass issued by James Urquhart, town major, to allow free passage of Henry Pelham "to take a plan of the towns of Boston & Charlestown and the rebel works round these places;" dedication "To the Right Honourable Lord George Germain ... " with autographed signature of Henry Pelham; and, index ...

    • Contributor: Pelham, Henry
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • [Battle of Bunker Hill.

    Scale ca. 1:3,900. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and pencil. Relief shown by hachures. Includes "References" to points of military interest in different hand and ink. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 897 Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [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.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781