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

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  • Valley Forge encampment, Dec. 19, 1777 to June 18, 1778.

    Scale ca. 1:8,200. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown by form lines. Shows "Discontinued roads" and "Recent roads." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1928
  • 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
  • Plan of the works opposite Hell-Gate.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1153 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • [Disposition of British troops, with fortifications north of Fort Knipehausen, i.e. Fort Washington to Fort Independence.

    Scale ca. 1:10,600. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Shows military unit members. "No. 31." Stamped on label on verso: Montresor. Includes table "Cantoonments between Fort Knypehausen and McGowans Pass." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1167 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Reconnoissance de King's bridge. I.

    Scale ca. 1:7,900; 600 toises = 97 mm. Title from label on verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by shading. Shows forts and redoubts. Title 607 of The valuable library of the Hon. S. W. Pennypacker, sold April 1906. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1210 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1781
  • A plan of the town and citadel of Fort Royal in Martinico : the last landing place of our army and the country through which it marched to the attack /

    Also shows Bay and Cul de Sac Royal. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Differs slightly from the map of Fort Royal in London Magazine, April 1762, v. 31. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 2052 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inset: Port du Carenage.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1762
  • Plan de la ville de Quebec.

    Scale ca. 1:7,000. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications. Indexed for points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 595 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 440; 651/1; 650/2; 651/3

    • Contributor: Le Rouge, Georges Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1755
  • [Plan de New-York et les environs.

    Scale ca. 1:82,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. "Legende" indicates earthworks, forts, etc. with indication of number of soldiers to man them. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1214 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
  • An exact plan of the city, fortifications & harbour of Havana in the island of Cuba /

    Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. From Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure. May 1762, v. 30. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1814 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes ancillary map of "Island of Cuba." LC copy imperfect: Portions in upper margin, right margin, and lower right corner missing.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1762
  • Plan du Petit Goâve et de son acul pour servir au projet général de sa défense par mer en 1752.

    Scale ca. 1:5,200. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on tracing paper. Has watermark. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings. Imperfect: Deteriorated and discolored along folds. On verso, upper left corner: No. 22. [changed to] 12. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 472 LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1893 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1752
  • [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 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
  • [Philadelphia and vicinity. Military.

    Scale 1:21,120; 1 mile to 3 in. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Shows fortifications opposite Windmill Island and at the Middle Ferry across the Schuylkill River. Some land owners are identified. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1325 Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • [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 plan of the Narrows of Hells-gate in the East River, near which batteries of cannon and mortars were erected on Long Island with a view to take off the defences and ...

    Scale ca. 1:2,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. In upper margin: no. 6. Includes "References." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1154 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Blaskowitz, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776
  • 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
  • Draught of an intrenched camp proposed to be erected near Elisabeth Town.

    Scale not given. Title on verso: Fortified camp at Elizh. Town, Jersey ... Manuscript, pen-and-ink. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1290 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1770
  • 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
  • A Temporary project for a star redout [sic] to contain 150 men.

    Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. "No. 53." On verso, partly illegible and in a different hand: Boston ... part of the ... project for the war ... Drawing of a fortification on the road to Roxbury near Boston Neck, with list of proposed guns. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • [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
  • Sketch of West Point.

    Scale ca. 1:20,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink on tracing paper. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications. Based on John Hinncks' West Point. 1783. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1206 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 651/2

    • Contributor: Hinncks, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1783
  • 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
  • Plan du port de Portsmouth levé à vue.

    Scale ca. 1:38,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications and premier anchorage areas for ships. Indexed for points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 875 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 650/1; 650/2; 651/3

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • 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
  • Sketch of the rebel works at West Point as taken from the description of them given by a deserter who came to Stoney Point, 9th June, 1779.

    Scale ca. 1:11,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications and amounts of ordnance. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1203 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 651/2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1779