Online Exhibits

A New and Accurate Map of North America; From the Best Authorities
John Cary, Copper Engraving, London, 1770
A General History of the British Empire in America
“containing a historical, political, and commercial view of the English settlements including all the countries in North-America, and the West-Ideas, ceded by the peace of Paris by Mr. Wynne”
John Huddlestone Wynne, W. Richardson, and L. Urquhart, London, 1770
A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England
John Green and Thomas Jefferys, Hand-colored Copper Engraving, London, 1755-1774
A Map of the Province of New York
John Montresor served as the Chief Engineer to Sir William Howe’s army. During the Revolution he was stationed in Boston. He wrote in his journal, “We are just now an army without provisions a rum artillery for Besieging; scarce any ammunition; no clothing, nor any money. Somewhat dejected by Burgoyne’s capitulation, and not elated with our late manoeubres, such as Donop’s repulse, and the Augusta and merlin being burnt and, (to complete all,) blockaded.”
Andrew Dury and John Montrésor, Hand-colored Copper Engraving, London, 1775
A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America
John Bennett and Robert Sayer, Hand-colored Copper Engraving, London, 1776
A New and Accurate Map of North America; Drawn from the Most Authentic Modern Maps and Charts
Thomas Bowen, Hand-colored Copper Engraving, 1777
The Seat of War in New England
This map is one of the earliest accounts of the Battle of Bunker hill. Created three months after the encounter, it details the march of the British soldiers toward George Washington’s army in Cambridge. The battle is marked by two crossed swords in the west. It was conceived from a letter from General Burgoyne to Lord Stanley in 1775, and was intended to inform the British public of the empire’s victory. Published as an attractive broadside. the map is detailed with troops, horses and cannons. Credited to an “American Volunteer,” the map is considered one of the most accurate American maps of the period, and “without question the best pictorial account of conflict.”
John Bennett and Robert Sayer, Hand-colored Copper Engraving, London 1775
Plan of the City of New York in North America
Bernard Ratzer was a British military engineer during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. In 1769 Sir Henry Moore, the governor of New York, commissioned Ratzer to survey the border of New York and New Jersey.
Thomas Kitchin, Bernard Ratzer, Jefferys & Faden, London, 1776
The Theatre of War in North American, with the Roads and a Table of the Distances
Below the map is a description of each colony, including a population table.
John Bennett, Robert Sayer, Hand-colored Copper Engraving, London, 1776
The Seat of Action, Between the British and American Forces
“An Authentic Plan of the Western Part of Long Island, with the Engagement of the 27th August, 1776, between the King’s Forces and the Americans: also containing Staten Island, and the environs of Amboy and New York, with the course of Hudson River, from Courland the Great Magazine of the American Army, to Sandy Hook”
Samuel Holland, Hand-colored Copper Engraving, London, 1776
Part of the Counties of Charlotte and Albany, in the Province of New York
“Being the Seat of War Between the King’s Forces Under Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne and the Rebel Army.”
Thomas Kitchin, Hand-colored Copper Engraving, London, 1778
Attack of the Rebels Upon Fort Penobscot
“In the Province of New England in Which Their Fleet was Totally Destroyed and their Army Dispersed in 14th August, 1779.”
J. Rapin and Tindal, Copper Engraving, London, 1785