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William Faden plan of the American Siege of Quebec in 1775-76

The finest contemporary plan of Montgomery and Arnold’s disastrous assault on Quebec in December 1775. In May 1775 a force under Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold captured the British forts at Crown Point and Ticonderoga, from which were taken the cannon that ultimately enabled General Washington to drive the British from Boston. This opened a […]

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The Pennsylvania Magazine, with a rare map of the “Great Warpath”

The Pennsylvania Magazine was the sole periodical published in the America during the Revolution, appearing monthly between January 1775 and July 1776. Edited for much of its run by Thomas Paine, it had a truly American character, including literary and philosophical essays, book reviews, scientific and technical articles, and of course the latest news of military […]

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The “excessively rare” captivity narrative of Ethan Allen

The rare second edition of the adventures of Ethan Allen, published in Boston during the Revolution. After his celebrated capture of Fort Ticonderoga in May of 1775, with his Green Mountain Boys and forces under Benedict Arnold, Allen participated in the invasion of Quebec. He led a party of New England men and French-speaking habitants in an attack […]

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The Pennsylvania Magazine, with a rare map of the “Great Warpath”

The Pennsylvania Magazine was the sole periodical published in the America during the Revolution, appearing monthly between January 1775 and July 1776. Edited for much of its run by Thomas Paine, it had a truly American character, including literary and philosophical essays, book reviews, scientific and technical articles, and of course the latest news of military […]

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William Brassier, A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George Crown Point and St. John. Surveyed by Order of His Excellency Major General Sr. Jeffrey Amherst.  London: Sayer and Bennett; August 5, 1776 [but 1777.]

Important Revolutionary War-era map of Lake Champlain and Lake George

An excellent 18th-century map of Lake Champlain and Lake George, published early in the American Revolution. Examples of the map were almost certainly used by General Burgoyne and his officers in the Fall 1777 campaign, which ended disastrously at Saratoga and catalyzed the French into supporting the Revolutionary cause. The map depicts much of “The […]

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The first naval battle of the Revolution-Benedict Arnold’s “finest hour”

One of the rarest of the Faden battle plans, depicting the remarkable naval battle at Valcour Island in October of 1776. Though a severe tactical defeat for the Americans, it forced British General Guy to abandon his invasion of the Northern Colonies. Background Rather than reinvent the wheel, we borrow Nebenzahl’s explanation of the battle’s significance: […]

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Map of Lake Champlain from the October 1775 Pennsylvania Magazine

Map of Lake Champlain from the 1775 Pennsylvania Magazine

A wonderful map of Lake Champlain and “Great Warpath,” published in Philadelphia in the early months of the Revolution to illustrate the route of the American invasion of Canada in 1775. Background The Pennsylvania Magazine was the sole periodical published in the America during the Revolution, appearing monthly between January 1775 and July 1776.  Edited for […]

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