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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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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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William Brasier, 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: Robert Sayer and John 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 their 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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Homann, Joh[annes] Baptista, Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae… Nuremberg, [ca. 1716/ ca. 1730].

Iconic map of New York and New England by Homann

A most decorative and geographically intriguing map of New England, issued by Nuremburg mapmaker Johann Baptist Homann in or around 1730. Propelled by economic hardship, religious persecution and repeated warfare, in the late 17th century waves of German settlers began the first of many waves of immigration to America. Through the end of the 18th […]

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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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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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Frances Pfister, [Untitled manuscript map of the Champlain-Hudson corridor,] ca. 1763-1765.

Apotheosis of French and Indian War-era mapping of the Hudson and Champlain Valleys: with Revolutionary War battlefield provenance

Large, finely-executed, Colonial-era manuscript map of the Hudson River-Lake Champlain Valley. The map was drawn in 1763-1765 by Francis Pfister, a notable surveyor, mapmaker and officer in the British Army, and taken from him after he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bennington. The map is the apotheosis of French and Indian War-era knowledge […]

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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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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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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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