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. (Joseph Frederick Wallet) - Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1779
  • A plan of the harbour and peninsula of Cape Ann in North America,

    Scale ca. 1:53,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Has watermark. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 973 Vault AACR2: 100; 440; 651/1; 650/2

    • Contributor: Holland, Samuel - Mowat, Henry - Auvergne, P. D
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Major Genl. Howe's encampment on Bunkers Hill at Charles T., June 1775.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Shows position of troops and fortifications. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 904 Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A new and correct plan of the town of Boston, and provincial camp.

    Scale ca. 1:7,200. "Engrav'd for the Pennsylva. magazine" v. 1, 1775, p. 29. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes inset of provincial camp, ca. 1:125,000. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Aitken, Robert
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • A general & particular plan of the island of Castle William near Boston, shewing the works in their original & present state, together with sections thro' the same. Carried on and survey'd ...

    Scale 1:600; 50 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Imperfect: Hole in center. "No. 11." Includes index to points of interest, inset of "A general plan of the island of Castle William shewing its situation with respect to the adjacent islands," 1:6,000, and two cross section views. LC Maps ...

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1771
  • [Puerto del Boston.

    Scale ca. 1:34,000. Title on attached label on verso: The city and harbour of Boston. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. Shows settlements and fortifications. No. "43" in lower left margin. Includes index, sailing directions, and view of entrance to the bay. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 957 LC Luso-Hispanic World, 961 Available also through the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Campo, Josef Del
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • 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
  • 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
  • Plan of the peninsula of Charles Town shewing the three posts that His Majesty's troops have kept and fortified with buildings therein for guard rooms, Boston, 3th. [sic] Decr. 1775. To His ...

    Scale ca. 1:4,860. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Dedication is in different ink from drafting of map. Includes index to major fortifications. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 907 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Bunker Hill--rough sketch.

    Scale not given. Title from Peter Force's catalog of manuscript maps. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown by hachures. Shows landing places, positions of British units, and "Rebels line of march." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 899 Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Coast of Massachusetts from Cape Ann to Manomet Point, including northern tip of Cape Cod.

    Scale ca. 1:135,000. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 968 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along fold and edges. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet) - Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • 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 - Bew, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • 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
  • 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 - Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • [Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.

    Scale ca. 1:24,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Soundings shown in fathoms. Watermark: [Fleur-de-lis with] GR [below and] J. Whatman. Includes view of "Boston lt. house ... " On verso: No. 1. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 942 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • 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.

    • Contributor: Hinton, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • 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 - Frentzel, Georg Friedrich Jonas - Müller, Johann Carl
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • Plan de la ville et du port de Boston; capitale de la Nouvelle Angleterre.

    Scale ca. 1:11,300. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Attributed to Bellin in Boston Engineering Department's List of maps of Boston published between 1600 and 1903. Includes text, ward index, and index to points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 885 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas - Lattré, Jean
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1764
  • 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
  • [Chart of Plymouth Bay.

    Scale ca. 1:24,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Hand colored. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 960 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet) - Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770