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 Delaware Bay and River : from the original /

    Nautical chart showing shoals, tidal flats, ship channels, shoreline anchorages, and port towns up to Philadelphia. Oriented with north to the right. LC copy imperfect: Mounted on cloth backing, fold-lined, trimmed at lower edge. LC Maps and charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789, 1372 Includes bar scales in statute and nautical miles. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: Fisher, Joshua
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A Plan of Albany, as it was in the year 1758.

    Scale 1:12,000; 1,000 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by shading. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1129 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1759
  • To His Excellency Sr. Henry Moore, Bart., captain general and governour in chief, in & over the Province of New York & the territories depending thereon in America, chancellor & vice admiral ...

    Scale ca. 1:5,000. "Survey'd in 1767." Shows ward boundaries. Includes numbered index to buildings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1107 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2; 700

    • Contributor: Ratzer, Bernard - Kitchin, Thomas - Jefferys and Faden, London
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Province de New-York en 4 feuilles,

    Scale ca. 1:320,000. Hand colored. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth and paper backing. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. LC copy annotated in black ink: 13. Place names in English. Shows administrative divisions in New York and portions of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New England. Based on John Montresor's A map of the Province of New York, with part of Pensilvania. 1775. ...

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John - Le Rouge, Georges Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Reconnoissance, juillet, 1781.

    Scale ca. 1:75,000. Title on verso: Frog's Pointe. Manuscript title from label on verso as originally mounted: Plan d'une batterie de Long Island, destinée à battre le continent [i.e. Frog's Pointe] Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Relief shown by hachures. Shows command of "Frogs Pointe" by a battery and two other points on Long Island. LC ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • A plan of the city and environs of New York in North America.

    General street map showing selected letter-keyed buildings in built-up area and field lines with generalized land use in rural areas. Relief shown by hachures. Also shows "Road to Kings Bridge where the Rebels mean to make a stand" and "Road to Kepps Bay where the Kings troops landed". Also covers rural part of Manhattan Island up to present-day 14th Street and small parts of ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • The Attack and defeat of the American fleet under Benedict Arnold by the King's fleet commanded by Sir Guy Carleton upon Lake Champlain in "11th" of "Octr." 1776.

    Scale ca. 1:70,000. Manuscript, pen and ink. Relief shown by hachures. Date in title changed to "11th" of "Octr." Annotation added to title: From a sketch taken by an officer on the spot. Engraved by Wm. Faden, Charing Cross. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1172 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Map of that part of Orange County lying to the north of the mountains of the highlands shewing that Chester is a much more central & convenient spott to all the country ...

    Scale 1:79,200; protracted by a scale of 100 chains to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown by shading. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1089 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • [Coast of Rhode Island and Long Island from Narragansett Bay to Peconic Bay.

    Scale ca. 1:115,000. Relief shown by hachures. Soundings shown in feet. Shows coast of most of Rhode Island, small portion of Connecticut, and part of Long Island from Narragansett Bay to Peconic Bay. LC copy imperfect: Incomplete, deterioration along fold, and brittle on edges. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1005 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ...

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet) - Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1779
  • [Westchester County coast, New Rochelle to Horseneck River: unfinished.

    Scale ca. 1:96,000. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and pencil. Has watermark. An unfinished sketch with pencil construction lines, some names pencilled in, and notes only partially legible. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1097 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2 Changed title from [Long Island coast, New Rochelle...]. ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Nord de l'Ile de New-York.

    Scale ca. 1:19,000; 600 t[oises] = 93 mm. Alternate title: Nord de l'Isle de New-York. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by hachures. Indexed for military points of interest, forts, redoubts, etc. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1209 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 651/1; 650/2; 651/3; ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • Position of the detachment under Lieut't Col. Baum & attacks of the enemy on the 16th August at Walmscock near Benington, 1777.

    Scale ca. 1:6,000; 200 paces to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by hachures. Shows troop positions of battle fought in the town of Hoosick, N.Y. in defense of Bennington, Vt. Includes "References." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1177 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault ...

    • Contributor: Durnford, Desmaretz
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • [Fort Washington & vicinity.

    Scale not given. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown by hachures. Shows Fort Washington with the position of Hessian encampment at the time of the capture. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1157 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • [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. 1:32,400. Title from the author's The course of Delaware River ... 1778. Manuscript, pen-and-ink (black and red) and watercolor. Shows soundings, disposition of ships, etc. Names "Fort Mifflin" and "Fort Mercer" added in a different hand. Includes "A sketch of Fort Island" and "Profile and plan of the sunk frames or chevaux de frise which formed the stockadoes in the river." LC ...

    • Contributor: Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • A chart of the bar of Sandy Hook the entrance of Hudson's River in the Province of New Jersey;

    Scale ca. 1:30,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1293 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. 2 copies Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Hills, John - Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • The country twenty five miles round New York,

    Scale ca. 1:220,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "Published according to Act of Parliament, 21st November, 1776, by W. Hawkes ... " Shows radial distances. Includes "Chronological table of the most interesting occurrences since the commencement of hostilities in North America." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1096 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1

    • Contributor: Barber, J. - Hawkes, W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A map of the inhabited part of Canada from the French surveys, with the frontiers of New York and New England;

    Scale ca. 1:800,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Shows the Canadian-United States border from Lake Ontario along the St. Lawrence River to 450 N. latitude, east to the Connecticut River, and northeast along the "Height of the land." Coverage of areas away from the boundary is focused upon the southern portion of Quebec and the northern portion of New York State, ...

    • Contributor: Faden, William - Sauthier, Claude Joseph
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Position of the detachment under Lieut't Col'l Baum, at Walmscock near Bennington; shewing the attacks of the enemy on the 16th August 1777.

    Scale ca. 1:6,000; 200 paces to an in. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Shows troop positions of battle fought in the town of Hoosick, N.Y. in defense of Bennington, Vt. "Engraved by Wm. Faden, 1780" from manuscript no. 65 in the Library of Congress Faden collection. Includes indexed "References." Second copy of sheet 1: complete set of maps at Faden, William [Maps of ...

    • Contributor: Durnford, Desmaretz - Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • S[i]r: This is minuts of the fort at Crown Point and of the redouts built round it; which I took on the mountain to the west of Crown Point abt. a miles ...

    Scale ca. 1:6,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Has watermarks. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Rogers, Robert - Johnson, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Plan of the works on Spikendevil Hill with the ground in front, protracted from a scale of 200 feet to an inch.

    Scale 1:2,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by shading. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1169 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778