This map contains elements from previous maps; most specifically, the cartouche is copied from De Vaugondy's 1755 map of Canada. The map is hand coloured with the colours showing the British and French possessions of the area covered. The atlas this map is from was published between 1776 and 1784. Sources consulted do not specify which printing this map is from although as the 1st state it was earlier, rather than later in this period.
This map was apparently copied from Morse's American Geography. However because there are no notes on the map and the north eastern boundary between the United States and British North America (specifically New Brunswick and Quebec) had been under negotiation at various times since 1783 we can't determine which edition of American Geography it was copied from. The topic of the north eastern boundary would have been of interest at this time as it was finally resolved in 1842.
There are several interesting notes on the founding of the various English settlements covered by the map. The accompanying magazine article points out that the purpose of the map is illustrate the "just" claims of Great Britain and the "encroachments" of the French.
Map of Lake George showing various bays, points, and ponds. At tributaries depicted include Shone Creek, Hudson's River, and East Creek. Walking paths demarcated include Dieskan's Path and others unnamed.
Details of the Fort of Oswego, New York State at time of a siege lasting 2 years. The account takes over 6 pages of this journal. Accompanying text explains alpha reference indicated on plan including: Lake Ontario, Small harbour for whale boats, new guard room, swamp, islands, falls, rivers, and falls.
Map depicts General Amherst's expedition along St. Lawrence River from Quebec to the Thousand Islands and onto the Niagara River, also a plan of the city of Montreal. Included on the map are the names of First Nations such as Iroquois, Senekaa, Cayugaes, etc. An inset map details the plan of the city itself including major streets and fortifications.
Important map illustrating the new boundaries established at the end of the French and Indian War with England taking possession of the former French and Spanish Settlements in Canada and Florida. Map extends from the east coast of Newfoundland to East and West Florida, the Bahamas, and inland including the Great Lakes and French Louisiana. NOTE: boundary line indicating the limits of the Hudson's Bay Company, an etching of the fishing banks off Nova Scotia, and a large "Lands Reserved for the Indians" west of the Appalachians. Florida is divided into West and East indicating a territorial dispute with Spain from the ambiguities of the Louisiana Purchase. An inset map depicts Bermuda or Summer Islands. The King's Proclamation is published on page opposite this map in the Gentleman's Quarterly.
Plan and description of fortifications by the French serving as a buffer between the British position at Lake George and the other forts. Plan at top of page details the fort and map on lower part of page is keyed referencing lakes, rivers, and creek as well as the location General Johnson defeated the French. The dotted line represents the route of the French.
An English map displaying a large portion of current day New York State. The compass rose shows lines of true bearing of New York Harbor for sailors. The mapmaker used hachuring to display local mountain ranges, and double-lined rivers to display the major hydrographic systems of the area.
The map shows battle details of General George Washington, including notes of General Howe’s landing on August 22, 1776, Provincials defeated Aug. 27 , Retreat of the Rebels, and Provincials drowned here (near the Red Hook area of Brooklyn). The British placed General William Howe in charge of the greatest army England ever sent overseas, forces superior to any the Americans could put in the field. The map of progress of English troops during the New York and New Jersey campaign of the American Revolutionary War after the Battle of Long Island. Only the English armies appear to be shown on the map, as its extent ends at the captured outposts in New Jersey.
Detailed regional map shows Fairfield, New Haven, and New London counties in Connecticut, towns, roads, rivers, and place names in Connecticut, Rhode Island and part of Long Island. Includes copper mine near Simsbury, Conn. Also shows relief. An English map of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Hachuring is used to display topography. Includes copper mine near Simsbury
Includes keys to places of interest regarding the French and Indian War. Copper engraving. One of a set of maps relating to the Battles at Ticonderogo and Quebec at the end of the French and Indian War. This plan of the area surrounding Fort Ticonderoga includes a lettered legend to key locations of the British army's movements. Above the plan is a view of Lake George showing the fort and munitions piles in the foreground, with two gunboats anchored near the shore. A view of what is assumed to be the north shore of Lake George viewed from the settlement of Ticonderoga and a plan of the area connecting Lake George to Lake Champlain, including the prominent fort guarding passage at the confluence, detailing the battle between the English and French. On July 26-27, 1759, General Sir Jeffrey Amherst led a British military force to high ground overlooking Fort Ticonderoga, which was defended by Frenchmen under the command of Brigadier General François-Charles de Bourlamaque. As the French were grossly out-manned by the British, de Bourlamaque decided to withdraw his forces rather than defend the fort. In their retreat, the French forces attempted to blow up the fort, but succeeded only in destroying the fort's powder magazine. After the fall of Quebec on September 13, Montreal was the sole remaining French power center in Canada. General Amherst began a three-pronged offensive converging on Montreal the following spring. When Vaudreuil de Cavagnal surrendered on September 8, 1760, this ended the last major campaign of the French and Indian War.
A map of a large swath of land from present day Québec down to Boston during the 7 years war, presumably before the fall of Québec city. Title in scrollwork cartouche at center top. Extends to below Boston and west to include Lake Ontario. Details in text starting at page 223. Historical place names and border delineations abound before the changes brought about by the Treaties of Paris in 1763 and 1783. The map's extent should include the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, and Lake Simcoe but do not.
A near perpendicular view of Fort Niagara, now a historical state park on the American side of the river at its mouth flowing into Lake Ontario. The French first established a post here in 1679, but the fortification became permanent only in 1726. The British laid siege to it in July of 1759, and after 19 days the French commander surrendered to the British commander Sir William Johnson. The British occupied it until it was ceded to the United States by the Jay treaty in 1796. It was recaptured by the British in 1813 and again ceded to the U.S. in 1815 at the end of the War of 1812.Image placed horizontally on page.
Covers from Maine to South Carolina and west to Lake Michigan. Relief shown pictorially. Title enclosed in simple double-lined box. A map of English colonies in America before the Revolutionary War. Some English names are present before they were later changed in favour of more nationalistic ones. Lake Michigan is considerably smaller in this map, and its connection to Lake Huron is more than 300 km to the north of where the map places it.