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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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“The most detailed and informative” map of the Battle of Bunker Hill

A 1793 re-issue of William Faden’s important plan of the Battle of Bunker Hill, described by Nebenzahl as “the most detailed and informative delineation of this battle.” The battle was occasioned after the Americans fortified Breed’s Hill (here incorrectly labeled Bunker Hill on this map) in Charlestown early on the morning of June 17, 1775. The […]

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A Picturesque View of the State of the Nation for February 1778. [London: For The Westminster Magazine], February 1778.

A picturesque view of British failures in North America

A Picturesque View of the State of the Nation is a witty Revolutionary War-era political cartoon published in early 1778 at a low point for the British effort to bring its rebellious colonies to heel. The cartoon appeared in The Westminster Magazine for March 1778. At the time General Howe and the main British Army […]

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[ Battle of Brandywine ] Joh[ann] Martin Will excud., Bataille am Brandywyne Fluss d. 11. Sept 1777. / Plan der Landung der Gebrüdere Howe, bey dem Ausfluss des Elk Stroms… Augsburg: Johann Martin Will, [ca. 1778.]

Rare plan of Howe’s Philadelphia campaign and Battle of Brandywine

A very rare German map of General Howe’s 1777 campaign against Philadelphia, highlighting the Battle of Brandywine. Engraved by Augsburg engraver Johann Martin Will, likely from a manuscript provided by a Hessian participant. In August of 1777 General Howe had sailed from New York Bay with 15,000 men, landing them at the Elk River at […]

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