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  • To the mayor, recorder, aldermen, common council, and freemen of Philadelphia this plan of the improved part of the city surveyed and laid down by the late Nicholas Scull,

    Scale ca. 1:4,900. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Includes illus. of ships in the river, index to points of interest, and insets "A" and "B." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651; 700

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas - Clarkson, Matthew - Biddle, Mary
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1762
  • A plan of the city and environs of Philadelphia,

    Scale ca. 1:43,000. Has watermark. Shows roads and the names of landholders in rural areas. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1319 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes table of distances and illus. of "Elevation of the State House." Vault AACR2: 651/1; 700/1; 700/2

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas - Heap, George - Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Map of Gettysburg battlefield showing routes that must be taken by all wheeled conveyances during the anniversary celebration, from June 28 to June 30, July 1 to 5, 1913

    Scale 1:21,250. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 351.3 Routes to be followed are shown by red dashed lines. A description of the routes is printed on the verso. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Gettysburg National Military Park Commission
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1913
  • [Philadelphia and neighborhood].

    Scale ca. 1:20,400. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Shows line of defense and troops between Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers north of the city, and other fortifications. Also shows names of suburban land owners. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1326 Available also through ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Map of the battlefield of Gettysburg

    Scale ca. 1:12,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 351.6 "No. 1" is in the upper margin. Title and "Explanatory notes" are attached to the map in the lower left corner and a list of "Work on the field accomplished by this Commission to date" is attached to the map in the lower right corner. Map of the battlefield, with manuscript annotations and hand ...

    • Contributor: Gettysburg National Military Park Commission
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1898
  • 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
  • To the Honorable Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esquires, true and absolute proprietaries and Governors of the Province of Pennsylvania and the territories thereunto belonging and to the Honorable John Penn, Esquire, ...

    Scale ca. 1:633,600. Relief shown pictorially. Hand colored. Shows county boundaries. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1295 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 651/1; 651/2; 700/1

    • Contributor: Scull, William - Dawkins, Henry - Nevil, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • To the Honourable House of Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsylvania this map of the city and liberties of Philadelphia with the catalogue of purchasers is humbly dedicated by their most obedient ...

    Scale 1:19,800; 100 perches to an in. Cover title: Reed's map of Phila. "Facsimile of Reeds map reproduced by the anastatic process. 200 copies only printed & the plates destroyed." Cadastral map showing land ownership. Hand colored. In lower left corner of cartouche: G. Worley. Includes inset of "A ground plan of the city of Philadelphia," text, lists of land purchasers, and illustrations. LC ...

    • Contributor: Reed, John - Smith, Lloyd P. (Lloyd Pearsall)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1846
  • Gettysburg Third day. Position of troops.

    Detail from an identified printed map annotated to show which units held essentially the same position through July 2 and which moved, noting the starting positions (in the morning) and ending positions (in the evening) of the latter. The usual landmarks, such as Culp's Hill, Cemetery Ridge, and Little Round Top, are also indicated.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-07-02
  • Route of the Tenth New York Cavalry from Culpeper to Gettysburg and return. Summer and fall campaigns of 1863.

    Scale ca. 1:440,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 46 Finished pen and ink manuscript map of parts of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, showing location and date of encampments and battles, route of the Tenth New York Cavalry, route of Capt. Pratt, roads, railroads, towns, drainage, and relief by hachures. Printed version appears in Preston's History of the Tenth Regiment of Cavalry, New York ...

    • Contributor: Preston, Noble D. - United States. Army. New York Cavalry Regiment, 10th
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Union army's march on Gettysburg from Frederick, Md.

    Regional view shows paths taken by different segments of the Union army on a march from Frederick, Md., to Gettysburg, Pa., as well as the location of the Confederate army units in the vicinity. The Union troops were under the commands of Reynolds, Howard, Sickles, Slocum, Hancock, Sykes and Gregg.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863-06-30
  • Military map of Philadelphia 1861-1865

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 358.1 Important buildings and sites are keyed by number to the map. Hospitals are identified by letters. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Taylor, Frank H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1914
  • [Survey of region embraced by Somerset, Bedford, and Fulton Counties and including Cumberland, Md.

    Scale 1:253,440; 4 miles to an in. Title from dealer's manuscript folder. Continued on verso. Manuscript, pen and ink. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown pictorially. Edges missing in places, some water damage causing writing to fade. Includes text and descriptive notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1300 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ...

    • Contributor: Husbands, Hermon
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • Gettysburg and vicinity, showing the lines of battle, July, 1863

    Scale ca. 1:22,500 (not "4 inches = 1 mile"). LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 337 From his The Blue and Grey . . . c1922. Inset: Site of Gen. Greggs cavalry operations. Three miles east of Gettysburg. July 3rd 1863. Colored. Scale not given. 10 x 5 cm. Shows Union positions in black and Confederate positions in red, roads, railroad, houses and names ...

    • Contributor: Gilbert, J. Warren
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • A Draught of ten lots of ground in the northern liberties of the city of Philadelphia, surveyed the 28th August 1787, beginning at a bridge on the old York Road, N. 20. ...

    Scale ca. 1:650. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth and paper backing with reinforced edges. Imperfect: Margin deteriorated and torn. Cadastral map. Includes "Annexed coloured plan," ca. 1:1,000 and a note on the Second Presbyterian Church burial ground. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1328 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1787
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Birds-eye view of the battlefield of Gettysburg.

    "Copyright Jan. 18, 1901. C 476 H" in pencil in lower margin. Photograph of a relief model entitled "Relief map of the battlefield of Gettysburg as it was in 1863." Description derived from published bibliography. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 351.1 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Gettysburg National Military Park Commission
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1901
  • Plan and perspective view of Pittsburgh.

    Scale not given. Date from dealers catalog: [1760-70] Manuscript; pen-and-ink and watercolor. LC copy incomplete: Lower left and right sections missing. Includes index to points of interest and illus. Oriented with north to the left, not towards the upper right as shown by compass rose. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1330 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ...

    • Contributor: Day, E. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1760
  • A map of Philadelphia and parts adjacent, /

    From Gentleman's Magazine, [1777] LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1307 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Mounted on linen.

    • Contributor: Scull, Nicholas - Heap, George
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Johnson's Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland

    Includes ill.: "University of Virginia," "Dismal Swamp," and "City of Baltimore." Plates 29-30. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by isolines. Shows counties, railroads, and includes the counties in Virginia which became West Virginia in 1863. This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information. Available also through the Library ...

    • Contributor: Johnson & Browning
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Survey of lot no. 121 in district no.7

    Scale not given. Title from verso. Manuscript; pen and ink on printed form. On lower half of sheet: In pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania ... and by order of the Surveyor General ... I have surveyed ... 500 acres of land ... on the west side of the Allegheny River, in the county of Westmoreland. [Signed] ...

    • Contributor: Power, Wm. (William) - Power, Wm.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1785
  • 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. 1:33,200. Hand colored. Shows soundings and disposition of ships, etc. Includes "A sketch of Fort Island" and "Profile and plan of the sunk frames or chevaux de frise which formed the stackadoes in the river." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1362 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Captain Snow's sketch.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown pictorially. Shows location of forts, western Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, northern Maryland, Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary line, and "Road to Philadelphia & Pensylvania, &c." Includes historical notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1302 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Snow
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1754
  • Field of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd & 3rd 1863 /

    241 U.S. Copyright Office Relief shown by hachures. Shows troop positions of the Union and Confederate forces. "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1863 by T. Ditterline in the Clerk's Office of the Dist. Court of the East. Dist. of Pa." Folded map was originally attached to inside of back cover of the accompanying text. Accompanied by text: Sketch of the ...

    • Contributor: Ditterline, T. (Theodore) - Alvord, Corydon A. - P.S. Duval & Son - Ditterline, T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Battle of Brandywine, in which the rebels were defeated, September the 11th 1777, by the army under the command of General Sr. Wam. Howe.

    Scale ca. 1:15,200. Relief shown by hachures. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Annotated in ink above legend to change "Reference" to the attack made by the left under the command of Lt. Genl. Earl Cornwallis. Reference to the attack made by the right under the command of His Excellency Lieutt. General Knyphausen." The words "attack made to the left" and "attack made to the right" ...

    • Contributor: Faden, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777