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    Amérique campagne. "Amérique, Campagne 1782 (American campaign, 1782) is a compendium of manuscript maps, in pen-and-ink and watercolor, created in 1782, at the end of the Revolutionary War. The maps show the location of the camps of the army of the Comte de Rochambeau, during its march north from Williamsburg, Virginia, to Boston between July and December, 1782. The soldiers marched in four divisions, each a...
    • Contributor: Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien De Vimeur
    • Date: 1782

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    Le cours du fleuve Missisipi selon les relations les plus modernes. "Le cours du fleuve Missisipi (The course of the Mississippi River) shows the extensive course and watershed of the Mississippi River as well as eastern parts of North America, according to the latest geographical information available in the mid-1730s. The map highlights broad stretches of eastern North America from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, and from the mouth of the Saint Lawrence...
    • Contributor: Bernard, Jean-Frédéric
    • Date: 1737
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    Sault du Niagara, de 135 pieds de haut. "This engraving of Niagara Falls was made by Georges-Louis le Rouge (born 1712), royal geographer to King Louis XV, and published in Recueil des plans de l'Amérique septentrionale (Collection of the maps of North America) in 1755. The engraving depicts a view of the falls from an elevation of 135 feet (41.15 meters). In the foreground are four men: three Europeans, one of whom...
    • Contributor: Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
    • Date: 1755
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    Partie orientale du Canada, traduitte de l'anglois de la carte de Jefferys publiée a Londres en May 1755. "Partie orientale du Canada (Eastern part of Canada) is a hand-colored manuscript map by cartographer, author, and illustrator Georges-Louis Le Rouge (born 1712), royal geographer to King Louis XV. It was based upon an English map made by Thomas Jefferys (circa 1719-71), who was geographer to King George III and engraved and published many maps and atlases in the mid-18th century, particularly of North...
    • Contributor: Jefferys, Thomas - Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
    • Date: 1755
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    Carte des bayes, rades et port de Plaisance dans l'Isle de Terre-Neuve. "This map, Carte des bayes, rades et port de Plaisance dans l'Isle de Terre-Neuve (Map of bays, harbors, and the port of Placentia by the island of Newfoundland), was created by the French cartographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-72) in 1755, based in part upon earlier geographic notations compiled by Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix (1682-1761), a French Jesuit priest, historian, and explorer. The map shows the...
    • Contributor: Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier De - Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Date: 1755
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    Plan de la ville de Quebec. "Plan de la ville de Québec (Map of Quebec City) is by cartographer, author, and illustrator Georges-Louis Le Rouge (born 1712), royal geographer to King Louis XV. The map shows the Upper and Lower Towns of Quebec City near the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Saint Charles Rivers. It has an index that indicates the location of churches, hospitals, redoubts, gardens, and batteries...
    • Contributor: Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
    • Date: 1755
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    Vue de Quebec, capitale du Canada. "This illustrated map, from the Rochambeau Collection of the Library of Congress, presents a striking panorama of the City of Quebec during its last years as the capital of New France, the French colony of Canada. Drawn in 1755 by Royal Geographer Georges-Louis Le Rouge, the map identifies ten key sites throughout the city. Located on the St. Lawrence River, Quebec was an administrative,...
    • Contributor: Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
    • Date: 1755
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    Environs de Quebec: Bloque par les Americains du 8. decembre 1775 au 13. mai 1776. "Environs de Québec, bloqué par les Américains du 8 décembre 1775 au 13 mai 1776 (Environs of Quebec City, American blockade from December 8, 1775 to May 13, 1776) was produced in 1777 by cartographer, author, and illustrator Georges-Louis Le Rouge (born 1712), royal geographer to King Louis XV. The map shows places and events related to the American siege of and attack upon...
    • Contributor: Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
    • Date: 1777
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    [Etats-Unis: Partie septentrionale]. "This manuscript map, in pen-and-ink and watercolor, dating from 1708 mainly shows the English colonies of Pennsylvania and New York as their geography was understood at that time. It encompasses the region stretching from Lake Michigan (Lake Illinois on this map) to the west, Ontario and Quebec to the north, western New England to the east, and Virginia and the southern Appalachian Mountains to...
    • Date: 1708
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    [Differents camps de l'armée de York-town à Boston. "Differents camps de l'armée de York-town à Boston (Various encampments of the army from Yorktown to Boston) is a manuscript map, in pen-and-ink and watercolor. It was created in 1787 by French cartographer François Soulés (1748-1809), based on an earlier version from 1782. The map is oriented with north toward the upper right. It shows the route marched during the American Revolutionary War by...
    • Contributor: Soulés, François
    • Date: 1787
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    A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina; comprehending the River Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the River Mississippi, the ... "Thomas Hutchins (1730-89) produced this map to accompany and supplement his A Topographical Description of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina, also published in London in 1778. A native of New Jersey, Hutchins fought with the militia in the French and Indian War. He became an expert frontiersman and was known for his skill as a surveyor, cartographer, and geographer. In 1766 he was...
    • Contributor: Cheevers, T. - Hutchins, Thomas
    • Date: 1778
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    Partie occidentale de la Virginie, Pensylvanie, Maryland, et Caroline Septle. la rivière d'Ohio, et toutes celles qui s'y jettent, partie de la Rivière Mississippi, tout le cours de la rivière de Illinois, ... "Partie occidentale de la Virginie, Pensylvanie, Maryland et Caroline Septle (The western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina) is a hand-colored map by cartographer, author, and illustrator Georges-Louis Le Rouge (born 1712), royal geographer to King Louis XV. It is a translation of the 1778 map of the same territory by Thomas Hutchins (1730-89) that accompanied the pamphlet, A Topographical Description of...
    • Contributor: Hutchins, Thomas - Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
    • Date: 1781
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    Marche de l'armée française de Providence à la Rivière du Nord. "Marche de l'armée française de Providence à la Rivière du Nord (March of the French Army from Providence to the North [Hudson] River) is a manuscript map in black and red pen-and-ink and watercolor, dating from 1781. The map is accompanied by a manuscript text on the itinerary of the march (not shown here). The two documents contain the plan for the movement of...
    • Date: 1781
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    [Côte de York-town à Boston: Marches de l'armée. "Côte de York-town à Boston (Coastline from Yorktown to Boston) is a manuscript map, in pen-and-ink and watercolor, created in 1782, during the American Revolutionary War. The map is oriented with north toward the upper right. It shows the route marched by the army of the Comte de Rochambeau from Providence, Rhode Island, to Yorktown, Virginia, as well as the return route and troop...
    • Date: 1782
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    The State of New Hampshire. Compiled chiefly from actual surveys. "This map of New Hampshire was completed in 1794 by Samuel Lewis (1753 or 1754-1822), a Philadelphia draftsman and engraver, for inclusion in General Atlas for Carey's Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved, published in Philadelphia in 1795. It shows the five counties of New Hampshire-Cheshire, Grafton, Hillsborough, Rockingham, and Stratford-with their boundaries, principal towns and settlements, roads and waterways, mountains, and islands. Much of...
    • Contributor: Lewis, Samuel - Smither, James
    • Date: 1794
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    Plan du port de Portsmouth levé à vue. "This pen-and-ink and watercolor manuscript map made by engineers of the French Army shows the city and harbor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as they appeared in the early 1780s. The map shows part of the fleet of Admiral Charles Louis de Ternay, which brought General Rochambeau and 6,000 troops from France to fight with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War in the United...
    • Date: 1782
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    Portsmouth, New Hampshire. "This manuscript map in pen-and-ink and watercolor made by engineers of the French Army shows the city and harbor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire as they appeared in the early 1780s. The map is oriented with north to the right. Relief is represented by hachures and shading. The map indicates three ships from the French fleet of Admiral Charles Louis de Ternay, the Pluton, Auguste,...
    • Date: 1782
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    Vermont, from actual survey. "This map of Vermont first appeared in General Atlas for Carey's Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved, published in Philadelphia in 1795. Amos Doolittle (1754-1832), a copperplate engraver in New Haven, produced the map on a scale of 7.5 miles to one inch (12 kilometers to 2.4 centimeters). The map extends from the border with New Hampshire formed by the Connecticut River westward to the...
    • Contributor: Doolittle, Amos
    • Date: 1795
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    Plan d'une partie de la rade de Boston pour faire connaitre le dispositif de ses deffenses. "Plan d'une partie de la rade de Boston (Partial map of Boston Harbor) is a manuscript map, in pen-and-ink and watercolor, dating from 1778, the third year of the American Revolution. It depicts Boston Harbor from Castle William Island to Point Alderton. The map shows the position of the French fleet under Admiral Comte d'Estaing in Boston Harbor, where the French ships had gone...
    • Date: 1778
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    Plan de Rhodes-Island, et position de l'armée françoise a Newport. "Plan de Rhodes-Island, et position de l'armée françoise a Newport (Map of Rhode Island and the position of the French Army in Newport) is a manuscript map in pen-and-ink and watercolor dating from 1780. The map is oriented with north to the right. It shows the plan of defense for Newport, Rhode Island, and its environs during the Revolutionary War. It highlights General Rochambeau's...
    • Date: 1780
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    Plan de la ville, port, et rade de Newport, avec une partie de Rhode-Island occupée par l'armée française aux ordres de Mr. Le comte de Rochambeau, et de l'escadre française commandée. "Plan de la ville, port, et rade de Newport, avec une partie de Rhode-Island occupée par l'armée française aux ordres de Mr. Le comte de Rochambeau, et de l'escadre française commandée par Mr. le Chevalier Destouches (Map of the city, port, and harbor of Newport, with part of Rhode Island, occupied by the French army under the command of Monsieur le comte de Rochambeau...
    • Date: 1780
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    [Plan de la ville, du port, et de la rade de New-port et Rhode Island. Debarquement en 1780. "Plan de la ville, du port, et de la rade de New-port et Rhode Island. Debarquement en 1780 (Map of the city, port, and harbor of Newport and Rhode Island. Landing in 1780) is a manuscript map in pen-and-ink and watercolor. The map is oriented with north to the right. This was a preliminary draft for other French maps of Newport, Rhode Island. The...
    • Date: 1780
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    Plan de la position de l'armée françoise autour de Newport et du mouillage de l'escadre dans la rade de cette ville. "Plan de la position de l'armée françoise autour de Newport et du mouillage de l'escadre dans la rade de cette ville (Map of the position of the French Army around Newport and the squadron moored in the harbor of this city) is a manuscript map in pen-and-ink and watercolor of Newport, Rhode Island, during the Revolutionary War. The map is oriented with north to...
    • Date: 1780
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    Connecticut, from the best authorities. "This map of Connecticut first appeared in General Atlas for Carey's Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved, published in Philadelphia in 1795. The map was created "from the best authorities," including information from William Blodget's extraordinarily detailed map of 1791, the first official map of the state. Amos Doolittle (1754-1832), a copperplate engraver in New Haven, produced the map on a scale of 7.5 miles...
    • Contributor: Doolittle, Amos
    • Date: 1795
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    Campaign of MDCCLXXVI. "This map from around 1780 shows the fighting in New York and New Jersey in 1776, the first full year of the American Revolutionary War. The inset in the upper left shows the campaign in and around Philadelphia in the following year. The main map shows the site of the British landings on Staten Island in preparation for the New York campaign; troop movements...
    • Date: 1780