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Engraved by Tho[ma]s Jefferys, A PLAN of the TOWN and FORT of CARILLON at TICONDEROGA; with the ATTACK made by the BRITISH ARMY Commanded by Genl. Abercombrie, 8 July 1758. London: Tho[ma]s Jefferys near Charing Cross, [1758].

First published plan of Abercromby’s 1758 debacle at Ticonderoga

The most important contemporary plan of Fort Ticonderoga and surroundings, a handsome and valuable delineation of the layout of the fortress, its strategic location commanding the river between Lakes George and Champlain, and troop positions during General Abercromby’s catastrophic frontal assault during the French and Indian War. Early in the Summer of 1758, the British […]

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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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Presdee and Edwards Map of Burlington Vermont 1853

Presdee & Edwards wall map of Burlington Vermont

A rare, informative and appealing 1853 wall map of Burlington Vermont by Presdee & Edwards. As with all Presdee & Edwards maps, the very large scale of 16 rods (264 feet) to the inch is sufficient to provide immense detail, including not only the street plan and rail lines, but property lines, land owners, and the placement […]

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A scarce composite atlas of the French and Indian War

An interesting composite atlas published at the outset of the French and Indian War, likely hurried into print by le Rouge to meet demand for information about events in North America. The plates primarily depict towns and forts in North America and the Caribbean, but the atlas also includes two smaller-scale maps of Canadian subjects. […]

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Debacle at Ticonderoga

A handsome and valuable plan of Fort Ticonderoga and surroundings, detailing the layout of the fortress, its location commanding the river between Lakes George and Champlain, and troop positions during General Abercromby’s catastrophic frontal assault on French fortifications. The French under Montcalm were outnumbered four or five to one, but Ticonderoga’s difficult terrain allowed just one […]

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One of the best early maps of the Hudson River, with the original slipcase.

This lovely large-scale map depicts the Hudson River-Lake George-Lake Champlain corridor, the key invasion route between Canada and the Middle Colonies during the Colonial era. The major waterways and their tributaries are shown in great detail, including depth soundings as far North as Albany and navigational hazards on Lake Champlain. Hachuring is indicates elevations along […]

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Francois Le Mercier, Plans des forts faicts par le Regiment Carignan Salieres sur la Riviere de Richelieu dicte autrement des Iroquois en la Nouvelle France.

Landmark 1666 map of the Iroquois country from the Jesuit Relations

A rare and immensely significant map of the Iroquois Country, prefiguring more than a century of conflict for command of northeastern North America.  This extraordinary map is the first to focus on the Iroquois Country at a large scale. It depicts the roughly triangular region bounded on the North and West by the St. Lawrence […]

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Macdonough’s famous victory at Plattsburgh

A dramatic print of Macdonough’s brilliant victory on Lake Champlain, the last great American naval victory of the War of 1812. For much of the War of 1812 the British had viewed events in America as something of a sideshow, vastly less significant than the war against Napoleon in Europe. After Napoleon’s abdication and exile to Elba […]

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H. Skinner, Perspective View of Lake George [on sheet with] Plan of Ticonderoga. [London: John Hinton, 1759.

1759 map depicting Lake George and the capture of Fort Ticonderoga

An attractive and informative plan and view of Fort Ticonderoga, issued after its capture by the British in 1759, during the French and Indian War. Fort Ticonderoga (aka “Fort Carillon”) was built by the French in 1755 to dominate the waterway connecting Lake Champlain and Lake George. During the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars […]

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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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