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Washington crosses the Delaware

The only contemporary plan of an iconic event in American history. By December 1776, the American Army was in desperate straits. Driven from New York by the British the previous September, then pursued across New Jersey, General Washington had taken refuge in Pennsylvania on the west bank of the Delaware. The Americans seemed on the verge […]

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1781 William Faden plan of the Battle of Yorktown

The first published map of the Battle of Yorktown

A cartographic rarity of the American Revolution, being the first printed plan of the Battle of Yorktown, published in 1781 within weeks of Cornwallis’ surrender. “The timeliness of this engraving, in addition to the clear picture it renders of the beginning of the end in Virginia, helps make it an exciting document.” (Nebenzahl, Atlas of […]

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Times Steam Job Office, Cincinnati Weekly Times A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER Adapted to the Wants of the People of the United States. Cincinnati: Times Company, [1873].

Spectacular broadside advert for the Cincinnati Weekly Times

A spectacular and unrecorded four-color broadside issued in 1873 by the Cincinnati Weekly Times, using patriotic imagery to promote its ambitions as “A National Newspaper.”  The broadside touts the Times as “a national paper adapted to the wants of the people of all the United States.” It emphasizes the point with a variety of patriotic […]

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Map from General George Washington / Arthur Young, Esq. F.R.S. (editor) / printed by B. McMillan, LETTERS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY GEORGE WASHINGTON, TO ARTHUR YOUNG, ESQ. F.R.S. CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS HUSBANDRY, WITH A MAP OF HIS FARM… London: W. J. and J. Richardson and J. Hatchard, 1801.

With George Washington’s own map of Mount Vernon

A fascinating volume of correspondence between George Washington and a prominent English agronomist, illustrated by Washington’s own map of his Mount Vernon estate.  Following his retirement from active service in 1783, Washington devoted much of his time to the maintenance and improvement of his vast estate of Mount Vernon. Soon thereafter he began an extensive […]

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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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