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  • 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 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
  • The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the governments of Trois Rivières, and Montreal:

    Scale ca. 1:650,000. Title in upper margin: A chorographical map of the country between Albany, Oswego, Fort Frontenac, and les Trois Rivières ... Drawn from authentic surveys by Thomas Jefferys, geographer to His Majesty. Hand colored. Prime meridian: London. Relief shown pictorially. Annotated on verso: Holland's map of New York & New Jersey, with part of Pennsylvania extending N. & South from Cape Hen[lo]pen ...

    • Contributor: Holland, Samuel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1768
  • A New and accurate map of the present seat of war in North America, comprehending New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pensylvania, New-York, &c.

    Scale ca. 1:550,000. Relief shown pictorially. From the Universal magazine, v. 61, June 1777. Accompanied by: A succinct account of the city of Philadelphia, illustrated with a new and accurate map of the present seat of war in North America, comprehending Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New-York, New-Jersey, &c. p. 281-286. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1050, 1241 Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • A map of the most inhabited part of New England, containing the provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, divided into counties and townships: ...

    Scale ca. 1:800,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "Publish'd 1st. Jany. 1771." Differs from other copy, shows boundary between New York and "Province of New Hampshire." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 810 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Bowles, Carington
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1771
  • 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 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: 1779
  • 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
  • Battle of Brandywine, 11th Septr. 1777, in which the rebels were defeated by the Army under the command of Genl. Sir Willm. Howe.

    Scale ca. 1:14,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Title on verso: Batle [sic] of Brandy Wine. American battles. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. Unfinished map showing topography and deployment of troops. Stamped on verso: Montrésor. In upper left corner: No. 12. Includes list of troops and "References." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1335 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • 1st. & 2d. position of that part of the army engaged on the 19th Sept. 1777. 3d & 4th postn. Sept. 19.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and pencil on tracing paper. Believed to be part of the Battle of Paoli, usually dated Sept. 20, 1777. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1343 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 650/1

    • Contributor: Wangenheim, Friedrich Adam Julius Von
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • An accurate map of the West Indies with the adjacent coast /

    Covers southern United States, eastern Mexico, Central America, northern South America, and West Indies. From The Gentleman's Magazine and Histroical Chronicle. (February, 1762), v. 32. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1680 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Gibson, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1762
  • A map of Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, and the three Delaware counties.

    Scale ca. 1:960,000. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Shows trails. Includes descriptive notes and distance chart. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1036 LC Trails, 66 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Evans, Lewis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1752
  • Buzzards Bay and shoals of Nantucket.

    Scale ca. 1:100,000. Title on verso: Nantucket Shoals and Buzzards's Bay by Lieutt. Knight, 1778. Soundings shown in fathoms. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Watermark: Large fleur-de-lis in a shield surmounted by a crown over an undecipherable figure, all of which are over the letters GR and J. Whatman. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 984 Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Contributor: Knight, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Bowles's new and accurate map of North America and the West Indies, exhibiting the extent and boundaries of the United States, the British dominions, and territories possessed in that quarter by the ...

    Scale ca. 1:5,400,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: London and Ferro. Includes inset "Environs of Baffin's and Hudson's bays being a supplement to the map of North America" and chart showing areas possessed by the various countries. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 101 Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Bowles, Carington
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1784
  • A plan of St. Georges Ferry on Nassau-Island made the 10th August 1774,

    Scale 1:240; 20 ft. to an in. Title on verso: St. Georges Ferry. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Watermark: J. Whatman [and a fleur-de-lis in a cross surmounted by a crown, over the letters GR] Shows wharf, ferry house, and "Mr. Livingston's wharf" and distilling house. Includes "Description as agreed on at St. Georges Ferry the 10th Augt. 1774 ... " LC Maps of North ...

    • Contributor: Bancker, Gerard
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1774
  • A plan of the inlets & rivers of Savannah & Warsaw in the Province of Georgia.

    Scale ca. 1:32,000; 220 chains, 80 to a mile & 1/2 mile to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north to the right. Shows area between Savannah and Wilmington rivers and west to Savannah in Chatham County. Includes text. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1592 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: Yonge, Henry
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1751
  • Plan of New Orleans the capital of Louisiana /

    Shows houses, streets, and vegetation. Oriented with north to the upper right. "Eng. for the London Mag." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1679 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Benning, R
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1761
  • A Plan of that part of the boundary between the states of North and South Carolina, lying between that part of said boundary marked in 1764 and the old Cherokee boundary line. ...

    Scale ca. 1:260,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Prime meridian: Charleston. Relief shown pictorially. Shows "Old Cherokee Boundary" which was changed in 1777. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1397 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • A map of Pennsylvania exhibiting not only the improved parts of that Province, but also its extensive frontiers: Laid down from actual surveys and chiefly from the late map of W. Scull ...

    Scale ca. 1:365,000. Hand colored. LC copy mounted on cloth and paper backing. LC copy imperfect: Bottom and right margin deteriorated. "Longitude west from London." Relief shown pictorially. Shows county boundaries. Appears in Thomas Jefferys' The American atlas. 1775. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1296 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 110; 651/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1775
  • Battle of Brandywine, 11 Septr. 1777.

    Scale ca. 1:13,000. Title in pencil. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Unfinished. Relief shown by shading. In upper margin: No. 8. On verso: Montrésor. Illegible title on verso. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1339 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • An accurate map of the West Indies containing the Bahama & Caribbe Islands, the Great & Little Antilles with the Leward and Windward Islands & part of the American continent /

    Relief shown pictorially. From The General magazine of arts and sciences. 1763. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1722 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Bowen, Emanuel
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1763
  • Fort on Dorc̃ester Point.

    Scale 1:480; 40 ft. to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. One of a series of 5 drawings, in the same hand, of fortifications around Boston after rebuilding by American forces. On verso, in a different hand: W. H. Spooner, No. 3. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 929 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • A Plan of the town of Pensacola, 1767.

    Scale 1:9,600; 800 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Cadastral map. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1657 LC Luso-Hispanic World, 893 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1767
  • A new map of the West Indies,

    Scale ca. 1:11,250,000. Prime meridian: London. Relief shown pictorially. Also shows Florida, eastern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1712 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Bayly, J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1783
  • [New York Island. Military. Unfinished.

    Scale ca. 1:12,000. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Title in manuscript on verso "A topographical map of the north part of New York Island." Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. Shows fortifications below Fort Washington and redoubts on east side of Harlem River. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1168 Available also through the Library of ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778