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  • Designs for fortifying Governors Island near New York.

    Scale 1:144; 12 ft. to an in. Title from verso. Manuscript; pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows "Section thro' A, B." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1141 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Montrésor, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1766
  • Plan of Genl Du Portail. Plan of the position of Valley Forge after Jany. 1778.

    Scale not given. Relief shown by hachures. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Annotated in pencil to show some distances. Annotated bar scale shows scale ca. 14,000. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1349 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Duportail, Antoine Jean Louis Le Bègue De Presle
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1778
  • Plan of Carillon ou [sic] Ticonderoga : which was quitted by the Americaines in the night from the 5th to the 6th of July 1777 /

    Shows military installations and British troop positions in the vicinity of Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.) at the time of the Battle of Saratoga (Oct. 1777). Relief shown by hachures. Parts of index in mixed English and French. Pen-and-ink, watercolors, and wash. Sectioned (to 16 panels) and mounted on cloth backing to fold to ca. 21 x 14 cm. Includes note, index of "Position of the ...

    • Contributor: Capitaine Du Chesnoy, Michel - Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • Plan of Savannah and its fortifications in 1782.

    Scale 1:6,000; 500 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Relief shown by hachures. Has watermark. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1586 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • 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
  • 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
  • [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
  • Map of the seat of war, positions of the rebel forces, batteries, entrenchments, and encampments in Virginia-the fortifications for the protection of Richmond

    Scale ca. 1:800,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 450.3 Includes a mileage table. Reference is made in the lower margin to the "battle of Bull's [sic] Run, fought on Sunday, the 21st July [1861], about 22,000 unionists and about 60,000 rebels were in the engagement." An earlier version of this map was published in the morning edition of the New York Herald, June ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Situation of a part of the first line of defence of Lisbon /

    Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Shows fortifications of the Lines of Torres Vedras from Alhandra to Torres Vedras, and the location of French and Anglo-Portuguese troops. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Hand written annotation on verso. Minimal level cataloging record. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Preufs, E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1810
  • [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
  • Charleston and its defences.

    Scale ca. 1:52,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 374.5 From The Philadelphia Inquirer, Saturday, April 11, 1863, p. 1. Map indicates forts, batteries, obstructions, and torpedoes (i.e., mines) Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Contributor: Philadelphia Inquirer (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • A plan of Portsmouth Harbour in the province of Virginia shewing the works erected by the British forces for its defence, 1781.

    Scale ca. 1:95,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink (black and red) and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Relief shown by shading. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 650/1; 650/2; 651/3

    • Contributor: Stratton, James
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • Map of Richmond, Va., shewing fortifications surrounding the Confederate capital. From the latest government surveys.

    Scale ca. 1:57,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 622 At top of map: Map of Richmond. (6D) A description of "The city of Richmond" and the "Forts around Richmond, with their armament" appears to the right of the map. Important buildings are identified and the positions are located on the map by letters and numbers. Gives the street pattern of Richmond and Manchester, ...

    • Contributor: Bailey, A. M.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 186?
  • The seat of war in Virginia. Positions of the rebel forces, batteries, intrenchments and encampments in Virginia-the fortifications for the protection of Richmond

    Scale ca. 1:800,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 451.3 From the New York Herald, morning edition, June 17, 1861. p. 1. Later version of this map was published in the London American. See entry no. 450.3. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • [Sketch of the region west of Charlestown, West Virginia, showing fortifications].

    Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by form lines. Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil (some col.), mounted on cloth. Similar to the map reproduced in the Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1891-95, pl. 82, no. 6. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H184 Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1864
  • Attaques des forts de Chouaguen en Amérique : pris par les français commandé par le marquis de Montcalm le 14 août 1756 /

    Engraved map of the British fortifications at the mouth of the Oswego River (now in city of Oswego, N.Y.) as depicted by the French. Shows military actions taken in the capture of Fort Oswego (August 1756). Relief shown by shading and rock drawings. This map originally appeared in the atlas "Les plans de la guerre de sept ans" issued in parts between 1789 and ...

    • Contributor: Therbu, L. - Cöntgen, G. J. (Georg Joseph)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1756
  • Mobile and vicinity /

    Relief shown by hachures. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S16. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in red showing fortifications, etc. Attachment to map: pen and ink tracing of the defenses of Mobile. "Map no. 11." "Photographed by Brown & Ogilvie."

    • Contributor: La Tourrette, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map of supplementary reconnaissance of the approaches to Philadelphia by the West-Chester Road : including the section from Newtown Square to the east branch of the Brandywine Creek /

    Topographic map showing Civil War earthworks and batteries. Relief shown by contours and spot heights. Authorship statement citing Whiting's name is in handwriting (black ink). Pen-and-ink, red ink (contours), and watercolors. "No. 2863X" and "854W" (former Coast Survey numbers) are handwritten in ink on sheet and on adhesive label at lower right. Imperfect: Fold-lined. Originally drawn on 3 sheets. Includes notes. LC Civil War ...

    • Contributor: Whiting, Henry L. - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - United States Coast Survey
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Plan of the town and citadel of Fort Royal, the capital of Martinico with the Bay of Cul de Sac Royal /

    Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 2051 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inset: Port du Carenage. LC copy annotated in black ink on verso: Cro. 66. Plan of the town ... of Fort Royal ...

    • Contributor: Caylus, De - Jefferys, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1760
  • Sea coast defences.

    Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 365 Confederate imprint. Suggested "system of defence for smaller ports and inlets" in South Carolina, signed "G.M." and illustrated by a plan of a fort. Gabriel Manigault (1809-1888) was the author of a "Letter Addressed to Governor M. L. Bonham, of South Carolina, on the Defences of Charleston" (1863) Description derived from published bibliography. Available ...

    • Contributor: Manigault, Gabriel E. (Gabriel Edward) - Manigault, Gabriel E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Contours of Union forts on south side of Potomac, 1862 [map].

    This map shows the names and configurations of Union fortifications on the Virginia side of the Potomac River in 1862, and in some cases lists the name of the regiment that built the structure.

    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • 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
  • 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
  • [Map of the fortifications within the District of Columbia].

    Relief shown by contours. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Shows buildings within city limits. Shows lot lines and householders' names in rural areas. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Annotated in brown ink: Furnished for the use of the Office of the General of Ordnance by command of M.G. McClellan, J.N. Macomb Lt. Col. & A.D. Camp Chf. T.E. Army of Potomac, ...

    • Contributor: United States. Army of the Potomac - McClellan, George (George Brinton)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Plan and sections of the redoubt at Billingsfort and plan of the rebel fort marked yellow.

    Scale ca. 1:2,450. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by shading. "F." Includes 3 col. cross sections. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1276 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 440; 650; 651

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777