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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 New Orleans the capital of Louisiana; with the disposition of its quarters and canals as they have been traced by Mr. de la Tour in the year 1720.

    Scale ca. 1:5,000. "Pa. 148" under brown edging. Insets: The course of Mississipi River, from Bayagoulas to the sea [ca. 1:800,000]--The east mouth of the Mississipi, with the plan of Fort la Balise which defends the entrance and channel of that river [ca. 1:40,000] LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1677 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ...

    • Contributor: Jefferys, Thomas - Brion De La Tour, Louis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1759
  • 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
  • Descripcion de la costa de Tierra Firme desde el Cavo de la Agusa hasta la Barra de Palmas diga de la Trinidad: Con todas las yslas, bajos, arresifes & ca. Leho por ...

    Scale ca. 1:3,500,000. Title on verso: Palmas to Carthagena, 206. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, on tracing paper. Prime meridian: Ferro. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1687 LC Luso-Hispanic World, 41 Insets: Plans de la Nueva Vera Cruz; con todos sus bajos, yslas, y sondas situado in los 19010ʹ de latd. Norte y en 27705ʹ de longt. segun el meridiano de Tenerife ...

    • Contributor: Cierto, Balentin - Rodríguez, Felis
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1757
  • 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 the Isle aux Noix, in the River Richelieu, and Province of Canada.

    Scale 1:2,400; 200 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Annotated on verso: No. 4. Plan of the Isle aux Noix. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 620 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Walker, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1760
  • Carte des possessions angloises & françoises du continent de l'Amérique septentrionale,

    Scale ca. 1:7,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "Se vend à Londres chez Messrs. Kitchin, Nourse, Vaillant, Millar, Rocque & Sayer. À Amsterdam & à Berlin chez Mrs. Neaulme & Covens & Mortier, & La Haye chez Mr. P. Gosse." From the author's A concise description of the English and French possessions in North America, for the better explaining of the map published with ...

    • Contributor: Palairet, Jean - Kitchin, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1756
  • 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
  • Sketch of New York, narrows & part of Long Island with the roads.

    Scale ca. 1:23,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Soundings in fathoms. Shows distances. In margin, upper left corner: No. 18. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1227 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • 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
  • Course of the river Mississippi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres; taken on an expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the year 1765.

    Scale ca. 1:890,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: New Orleans and Ferro. Shows historic points of interest. Includes descriptive notes and "Depths of the Mississippi." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 780 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 700/1

    • Contributor: Ross - Sayer, Robert
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1765
  • El Guarico, alias, el cavo Frances, es una de las colonias y puertos qe. poseen los Franceses en la parte occidental de la Ysla Española una de la Caribes u de Varlovento ...

    Scale ca. 1:18,880. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Watermark: IV. Prime meridian: Tenerife. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Mounted on cloth backing. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 462 LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1880 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Maggs number annotated in pencil in lower right corner: 46. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Vault AACR2

    • Contributor: Sánchez, Josef María. - Real Escuela De Navegación (Cádiz, Spain)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1783
  • An accurate map of North and South Carolina with their Indian frontiers, shewing in a distinct manner all the mountains, rivers, swamps, marshes, bays, creeks, harbours, sandbanks and soundings on the coasts; ...

    Scale ca. 1:530,000. Hand colored. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along folds. "Longitude west from London." Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows precinct boundaries. Insets: The harbour of Port Royal [ca. 1:200,000]--The bar and harbour of Charlestown [ca. 1:75,000] LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1394 Available also through the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Contributor: Mouzon, Henry - Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
    • 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
  • 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
  • [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
  • Battle of Brandywine in which the Americans were defeated : September the 11th, 1777 by General Sr. William Howe.

    Scale ca. 1:15,300. Hand colored. Annotated in red ink on the author's Battle of Brandywine, 1778. Other changes have been made by erasure or by excision of parts and replacement of new paper. Prepared as engraver's copy for a new edition. "Note: The operations of the column under the command of His Excellency Lt. Gal. Knyphausen are engraved from the plan drawn on the ...

    • Contributor: Faden, William - Werner, S. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1784
  • A Map of the lands ceded by the Cherokee Indians to the State of South-Carolina at a congress held in May, A.D. 1777; containing about 1,697,700 acres.

    Scale ca. 1:253,440. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Prime meridian: Charleston. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1522 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1777
  • [Eight survey tracts along the Kanawha River, W.Va. showing land granted to George Washington and others.

    Scale ca. 1:40,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Imperfect: Deteriorated along old fold lines. Oriented with north toward the lower left. Has watermarks. Individual surveys dated 1771 through 1774, performed by "Mr. Saml. Lewis" and "Wm. Crawford" with the assistance of John Floyd. Authorship of the map as a composite work ascribed to George Washington in Lawrence Martin's The George Washington atlas. LC Maps of North America, ...

    • Contributor: Washington, George - Lewis, Samuel - Crawford, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1774
  • America septentrionalis oder Mitternächtiger Theil von America,

    Scale not given. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Map in English, cartouche in German. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 113 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault. AACR2

    • Contributor: Kilian, Georg Christoph
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1764
  • Plan de la rivière du Cap Fear depuis la barre jusques à Brunswick.

    Scale ca. 1:90,000. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: Paris. "No. 1." From the author's Neptune Americo-Septentrional. [1780] Includes sailing "Instructions" and "Observations." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1505 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 110; 650/1; 651/2; 700/1

    • Contributor: France. Dépôt Des Cartes Et Plans De La Marine - Sartine, Antoine De - Petit
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1780
  • [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
  • Plano de la bahia de Pansacola.

    Scale ca. 1:60,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Watermark: Zoonen. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Shows forts, churches, and Campbelltown pictorially. Includes sailing directions for entering the bay. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1667 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651/1; 650/2; 650/3; 700/1

    • Contributor: Paredes, Antonio Donato - Rivelles, Pedro - Magule, Josef
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1782
  • 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
  • The provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec.

    Scale ca. 1:650,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows administrative divisions. From Thomas Jeffery's American atlas. 1778. Insets: A chart of the mouth of Hudson's River, from Sandy Hook to New York.--A plan of the city of New York.--Plan of Amboy, with its environs, from an actual survey. No. "17" stamped on verso, upper right corner. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1045 Available ...

    • Contributor: Pownall, Thomas - Holland, Samuel - Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1776