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[English Pilot] VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, PENNSILVANIA, East & West NEW JERSEY. London: Sold by Jno. Mount & Thos. Page Tower Hill, [1689/ca. 1773].

Delaware Bay and Chesapeake Bay, from the English Pilot. The Fourth Book

An important early chart of the Delaware and Chesapeake Bay regions from The English Pilot. The Fourth Book, based upon the seminal work of Augustine Hermann.  The chart depicts the coast from Staten Island as far south as modern-day Virginia Beach. The geography is based largely on that of Augustine Hermann’s monumental 1673 map Virginia and […]

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George Eldridge / G. W. Boynton, Sc., ELDRIDGE’S CHART OF CHESAPEAKE BAY, JAMES, YORK, RAPPAHANNOCK AND POTOMAC RIVERS. Compiled from the latest surveys by GEORGE ELDRIDGE, HYDROGRAPHER. Boston: S. Thaxter & Son, 1868/1895.

Monumental chart of Chesapeake Bay by George Eldridge

A mammoth George Eldridge chart depicting in detail the waters of Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers, most notably the James, York, Rappahannock, the Potomac (extending upstream to Washington, D.C.) and the Patuxent (to Baltimore). An inset at upper right, probably added for the 1888 edition, extends the coverage to Havre de Grace, Maryland. Thousands […]

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Drawn from nature and lith. by John Bachmann / Charles Magnus Printing Establishment, PANORAMA OF THE SEAT OF WAR. BIRDS EYE VIEW OF VIRGINIA, MARYLAND DELAWARE AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. New York: Charles Magnus, 1861/4.

Striking bird’s-eye view of the theatre of civil war in the Mid-Atlantic

John Bachmann’s striking bird’s-eye view of the theatre of civil war in the Mid-Atlantic, issued to capitalize on patriotic enthusiasm in the early months of the conflict. Already by June 1861 Bachmann had issued a pioneering bird’s eye view of eastern Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. For the first time in the United States, […]

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The first American canal map

A seminal map of road and canal routes linking the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays. This scarce and unusual map depicts southeastern Pennsylvania, the upper Del-Mar-Va Peninsula, and part of Maryland. The map emphasizes the area’s extensive network of waterways and the locations of major towns and settlements. Solid lines indicate three proposed canal routes between […]

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A major manuscript map of the southern Virginia Peninsula

  A heretofore unknown, highly detailed manuscript map of the southern Virginia peninsula, evidently produced at the conclusion of the Peninsula Campaign. Pasted to the map are eight watercolors and pen and ink sketches by the mapmaker, four of which he has signed. In light of its high quality of execution and wealth of topographical, cultural and […]

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Rare War of 1812 political cartoon

A scarce and striking political cartoon mocking the citizens of Alexandria, Virginia for their feeble defense during the British Chesapeake Bay campaign of August 1814. Charles depicts Great Britain as a bipedal bull in sailor’s garb, wielding a saber in one “hand” and “Terms of Capitulation” in the other. To the left two Alexandrians kneel in […]

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A striking and unusual depiction of the seat of Civil War in the Middle Atlantic States, extending from the southern reaches of New Jersey and Pennsylvania to northern Carolina, and west to the Ohio River watershed.

Striking Civil War bird’s-eye view of the Middle Atlantic

A striking and unusual depiction of the seat of Civil War in the Middle Atlantic States, extending from the southern reaches of New Jersey and Pennsylvania to northern Carolina, and west to the Ohio River watershed. Stephenson’s Civil War Maps correctly points out that the image “is a map and not a bird’s-eye view,” though […]

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1783 Phelipeau map of the United States with Yorktown plan

Rare 1783 map of the United States, with a large Yorktown inset

A fine separately-issued map, among the earliest to depict the boundaries of the United States established by the Treaty of Paris and with a contemporary plan of the Yorktown campaign. The map depicts North America from Newfoundland to Florida and west just beyond the Mississippi River. Its most significant feature is the line of small […]

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Fielding Lucas 1862 chart of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays

Fielding Lucas 1862 chart of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays

A scarce and very appealing chart of the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay by eminent mapmaker and -publisher Fielding Lucas with coverage upstream to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, and well up the Rappahanock, York and James Rivers. Soundings extend along the eastern shore into the lower Chester River, Eastern Bay, the mouth of the Choptank, and […]

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