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Rare plan of Boston printed in the Colonies during the Revolution

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 […]

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The first printed map of the American Revolution

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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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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Early and scarce American plan relating to the Revolution in Boston

Following the battles of Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill in the Spring of 1775, the nascent American army kept the British army bottled up in Boston. However, with the only land access across the narrow Boston Neck and the British in complete control of the sea, the Americans had no hope of taking the city […]

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The first printed map to depict events of the American Revolution

Following the battles of Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill in the Spring of 1775, the nascent American army besieged the British army in Boston. The stalemate was only broken in the Spring of 1776, when the American General Henry Knox placed cannon-taken from Fort Ticonderoga and laboriously transported overland in mid-Winter!-on Dorchester Heights overlooking the […]

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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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Rare and dramatic view of the Battle of Bunker Hill

One of the few contemporary views of the Battle of Bunker Hill by an American. Background The battle fought in Charlestown on June 17, 1775 was the first significant conflict of the Revolution after the initial hostilities at Lexington and Concord. If those first encounters furnished the colonists with impetus to mobilize against Great Britain, Bunker […]

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The Pennsylvania Magazine for 1775

The 1775 volume of The Pennsylvania Magazine, the only periodical published in America during the Revolution, here complete with all maps, plates and views. Edited for much of its short run by Thomas Paine, the Magazine appeared monthly from January 1775 through July 1776. Though it reprinted a certain amount of material from British and Continental sources, […]

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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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