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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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War of 1812 political cartoon celebrating American victories on the Lakes

A terrific and rather rare political cartoon mocking the British for Perry’s famous victory on Lake Erie in September 1813 and Macdonough’s triumph in Plattsburg Bay on Lake Champlain the following year. In a region of few roads, these victories ensured American control of its northern frontiers at the end of the War of 1812. The image […]

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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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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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The first naval battle of the Revolution-Benedict Arnold’s “finest hour”

One of the rarest of the Faden battle plans, depicting the remarkable naval battle at Valcour Island in October of 1776. Though a severe tactical defeat for the Americans, it forced British General Guy to abandon his invasion of the Northern Colonies. Background Rather than reinvent the wheel, we borrow Nebenzahl’s explanation of the battle’s significance: […]

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Map of Lake Champlain from the October 1775 Pennsylvania Magazine

Map of Lake Champlain from the 1775 Pennsylvania Magazine

A wonderful map of Lake Champlain and “Great Warpath,” published in Philadelphia in the early months of the Revolution to illustrate the route of the American invasion of Canada in 1775. Background The Pennsylvania Magazine was the sole periodical published in the America during the Revolution, appearing monthly between January 1775 and July 1776.  Edited for […]

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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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