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Revolution-era map of the Lake Champlain-Hudson River corridor

The first large-scale map of the region, and likely used to plan the disastrous 1777 campaign that culminated in the surrender of Burgoyne’s army at Saratoga. This lovely map depicts the Hudson River-Lake George-Lake Champlain corridor, during the Colonial era a key invasion route between Canada and the Northern Colonies. The major waterways and their […]

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Samuel Holland et al., Massachusetts Bay. London: J.F.W. Des Barres, April 29, 1776.

Massachusetts Bay from The Atlantic Neptune

  A very fine chart of Massachusetts Bay from the Atlantic Neptune, issued for use of British navigators early in the Revolutionary War. The Atlantic Neptune is arguably the finest atlas of North American waters ever produced, achieving in its more complete states full coverage of the East and Gulf Coasts. The Neptune’s great strength was […]

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Nathaniel Barber, Jr., Return of Ordnance Stores. [Boston area,] January 1, 1777.

Massive ordnance return for the Continental Army in Boston, Jan. 1, 1777

A massive return for all ordnance stores belonging to the Continental Army on hand at Boston at the opening of 1777. Though similar returns for smaller units appear with some frequency on the antiquarian market, it is rare indeed to encounter one for such a major component of the Continental Army, and with such excellent […]

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The HARBOUR of CHARLES TOWN in South-Carolina from the Surveys of Sr. Jas. Wallace Captn. In his Majestys Navy & Others, with A VIEW of the TOWN from the SOUTH SHORE of Ashley River. London: J.F.W. Des Barres, Esqr., Nov. 1, 1777.

Chart of Charleston, South Carolina from The Atlantic Neptune

Spectacular Revolutionary-era chart of the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, likely compiled from Colonial-era surveys and British reconnaissance just before the 1776 Battle of Sullivan’s Island. Published in the Atlantic Neptune, it was for its time by far the finest printed chart of the area. Blessed by a large, sheltered harbor and proximity to the […]

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[Lieutenant George Walker Dyall Jones?], A View and Plan of Mud Island on the Delaware. NP, [but Philadelphia late 1777-early 1778?]

Revolutionary-war manuscript plan of Fort Mifflin on the Delaware River

Finely-executed Revolutionary War manuscript plan and view of Fort Mifflin on Mud Island on the Delaware River, with one of the earliest-known images of an American flag. Almost certainly produced by an engineer serving in William Howe’s army during the 1777 Philadelphia campaign, which ended with the reduction of Fort Mifflin after a terrible six-week siege. […]

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Lieutenant [George Walker Dyall] Jones, Sketch of the Skirmish between ye Rear of the British Army under the Command of his Excellency Genl Sir H. Clinton and the Advanced Corps of ye Rebel Army June 28th. 1778. [New Jersey, ca. 1778.]

A unique contemporary manuscript plan of the 1778 Battle of Monmouth, which secured Washington’s role as “Father of the Nation”

Finely-executed contemporary manuscript plan of the Battle of Monmouth in New Jersey, the last major engagement of the Northern Theater of the American Revolution, drawn by a participant. The Battle of Monmouth occurred on June 28th, 1778, as British forces were relocating en masse from Philadelphia to their new headquarters at New York. This was […]

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[J.F.W. Des Barres, [A View of Portsmouth in Piscataqua River.] London: J.F.W. Des Barres, ca. 1780-81.]

Lovely aquatint view of Portsmouth New Hampshire from The Atlantic Neptune

A very rare and quite lovely aquatint view of Portsmouth Hew Hampshire, which supplanted an inferior line engraving of the same subject in The Atlantic Neptune. Background In 1764 the Lord Commissioners of Trade & Plantations appointed engineer Samuel Holland as Surveyor General of the Northern District of North America. In this capacity he was […]

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The “Eliot map” of the young United States

A fine example of the very rare second state of J. B. Eliot’s map of the United States, with additional annotations in a contemporary hand. The first state of the map, issued in 1778, is believed to be the earliest printed map to name the “United States.” Eliot’s attractive map depicts the colonies from southern […]

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