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Cartobibliography of Pennsylvania Maps Prior to 1800
Part 2: Maps in Other Libraries

by John W. Docktor

154L4. American Philosophical Society Library
Peter Lindeström, 1654
Nova Sueceia; eller the Swenska Revier in India Occidentalis
Size: 14x70 cm. 635: [1654/55]: L645nso Large
This map is a reproduction of a manuscript map in Royal Swedish Archives. The map is oriented with west at the top, and it shows the Swedish settlements along the Delaware River. Within the folder holding this map there is a 14x68 cm. printed version. The manuscript map is written in Swedish and French, while the printed version is in Swedish, French, and English. The printed map has the line "Drawn by Peter Lindestrom, Royal Swedish Engineer, 1654 & 1655." The Library of Congress has a similar printed map which they claim comes from Lindeström's "Geographia Americae," published in Philadelphia in 1925.

181A2. British Library
Anonymous, 1681
A Map of some of the South and East bounds of Pennsylvania in America, being partly inhabited
Size: 42x51 cm. Scale of 1: 390,000 Maps C.5.a.4.(1.)
This map was sold in London by J. Thornton and J. Seller. It was produced at the request of William Penn. Four columns of text beneath the map describe Penn's new colony, and advise new colonists what to pack for their trip to Pennsylvania.

198L4. Maryland State Archives
Philip Lea, 1698
Pennsylvania and West Jersey
Size: 13x16 cm. Scale of 1: 1,000,000 MdHR G1399 620 1
Delaware is depicted as a part of Pennsylvania. New Castle, Chester, Philadelphia, and Bucks Counties are shown. Map is taken from "An Historical and Geographical Account...Pensilvania and of West Jersey in America" by Gabriel Thomas, published by A. Baldwin.

2__T3. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
James Turner, 17--
Map No. I / Note That what are called by the following Names in this Map were in the Dutch called...
Size: 38x32 cm.
Map shows the area from Boston to Cape Hatteras, and extends west past the Susquehanna River. In the cartouche there is a list of several English names followed by the Dutch equivalent. Map was "Engraved and Printed by James Turner near the Town House Boston."

200A5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Anonymous, 1700
Pennsylvania border
Size: 32x41 cm. Scale of 1: 633,000 Of 512 (ca 1700)
No title appears on map or in catalog. This is a photocopy of an anonymous manuscript map located in the Pennsylvania State Museum. It depicts an area around the border line drawn 15 miles south of Philadelphia.

200A7. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Anonymous, 1700
Map showing Pennsylvania - Maryland and Pennsylvania - Delaware - New Jersey boundary
Size: 32x41 cm. Scale of 1: 724,000 Of 512 (ca. 1700)
Title is taken from the HSP catalog. Photocopy of a manuscript map in the State Museum, Harrisburg. Map shows the 12 mile arc around Newcastle, the border 15 miles south of Philadelphia, and the major rivers. Newcastle and Philadelphia are the only named towns.

200B5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Anonymous, 1700
Diagram of a line run due West preparatory to ascertaining the Western boundary of a tract of land purchased from Shakhoppoh and other Indians in 1685
Size: 45x18 cm. Scale of 1: 260,500 Of 510 (ca. 1700)
Map was printed by Bowen and Company, Philadelphia. It is oriented with west at the top, and mile markers are shown from the Schuylkill River west 66 miles to the Susquehanna River. Many Indian paths are noted. The map shows the locations of four landowners between 4 and 9 miles from Philadelphia.

200J2. British Library
Benjamin Jeuly, 1700
Map of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with part of Long Island
Size: 104x87 cm. Additional MS. 5414.28.
Title is taken from the British Library catalog which gives a date ca. 1670-1700. This colored manuscript map is drawn on vellum. A script on verso, in a hand similar to that of the map, reads "Pensylvania from Mr. Benjamin Jeuly, Roll: 43." Map is oriented with west at the top, and shows the region from what is now Baltimore to the Bronx. The depiction of the lower "Dilaware" and Susquehanna Rivers is similar to that of Augustine Herrman's "Map of Virginia and Maryland." The depiction of the upper Delaware River and New Jersey is similar to that on the Visscher "Novi Belgii." Philadelphia appears on the map.

201T1. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Isaac Taylor, 1701
The Figure of the Circular Line Dividing Between the County of Newcastle & County of [Chester]
Size: 54x43 cm. Scale of 1: 78,000 OF 512 1701
A manuscript map depicting the survey of the eastern 2/3 of the Delaware arc drawn 12 miles from Newcastle. The survey was performed by Isaac Taylor and Thomas Pierson. Descriptive text written by them below the map describes how the survey was performed. The document was witnessed and signed by five magistrates from the two counties.

202V4. American Philosophical Society Library
Nikolaes Jamsz Visscher II, 1702
Novae Sueciae tabula ex Nic. Visscheri del.
Size: 13x8 cm. 640.2: [1702?]: V828ns Small
Map shows the Swedish settlements along the Delaware River. An inset drawing of Trinity Fort appears on the map. The map is taken from Thomas Campanius Holm, "Kort beskrifning om provincien Nya Swerige uti America," Stockholm, 1702.

235S2. British Library
John Senex, 1735
A Map of Virginia according to Iohn Smith's map, published anno 1606. Also of the adjacent country called by the Dutch Niew Nederlant, anno 1630. By Iohn Senex, 1635
Size: 37x48 cm. Scale of 1: 1,000,000 C.114.d.3.
Map has outline color, and appears at the end of "A Short Account of the first settlement of the Provinces of Virginia, Maryland, New-York, New-Jersey, and Pensylvania, by the English." The book was published in London. On the map, the 40th parallel is drawn through "Fort Casimir now Newcastle," and is labeled "Hitherto Lord Baltimore claims, although all to the Northward of the 39th Degree is expressly without his grant and within Mr. Penns." The 39th parallel, drawn between Cape Cornelius at the mouth of Delaware Bay and southerly placed Cape Hinlopen, is labeled "The true Bounds of Pensilvania on the South according to the Charter. The true Bounds of Maryland on the North according to the Charter."

237E1. Pennsylvania State Archives
Benjamin Eastburn, 1737
Plan of Philadelphia
Size: 90x50 cm. Scale of 1: 3,460 RG17 #3657 (location 116-3657)
A manuscript pen and ink cadastral map of Philadelphia from the Delaware River to Schuylkill River, and from Vine Street to Cedar Street.

238C5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
D. Chillas, 1739
A Map of Part of the Province of Pennsylvania and the Counties of Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex in Delaware: Shewing the Temporary Limits of the Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania and Maryland Fixed According to an Order of his Majesty in Council
Size: 36x34 cm. Scale of 1: 66,500 Of512 1738
Map was printed by "Chillas, 50 S 3rd Street Philadelphia." A line is drawn through the most southern point of Philadelphia. Another line is drawn 14 3/4 miles south of that line east of the Susquehanna River, and 15 1/4 miles south of the line west of the Susquehanna River. This depicts the order of Council dated May 25, 1738. Cape Cornelius is at the mouth of Delaware Bay, and Cape Henlopen is placed further down in Delaware along the Atlantic Ocean. The "late Thos. Cressap's Fort" is depicted along the west bank of the Susquehanna River and above a line drawn parallel with the southern limits of Philadelphia. The map was drawn "according to an order of his majesty in council dated the 25th day of May in the year 1738. Surveyed in the year 1739." Benjamin Eastburn most likely was the source for the map. A similar map can be found in the Pennsylvania State Archives. See 239C5, 239E1

239C5. Pennsylvania State Archives
D. Chillas, 1739
A Map of Part of the Province of Pennsylvania and the Counties of Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex in Delaware: Shewing the Temporary Limits of the Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania and Maryland Fixed According to an Order of his Majesty in Council
Size: 36x34 cm. Scale of 1: 66,500 MG11-163
Map was printed by "Chillas, 50 S 3rd Street Philadelphia." A line is drawn through the most southern point of Philadelphia. Another line is drawn 14 3/4 miles south of that line east of the Susquehanna River, and 15 1/4 miles south of the line west of the Susquehanna River. This depicts the order of Council dated May 25, 1738. Benjamin Eastburn most likely was the source for the map. See 238C5, 239E1

239E1. Pennsylvania State Archives
Benjamin Eastburn, 1739
A Map of part of the Province of Pennsylvania and the Counties of Newcastle, Kent and Sussex on Delaware: Shewing the Temporary Limits of the Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania and Maryland fixed according to an Order of his Majesty in Council
Size: 58x54 cm. Scale of 1: 478,000 RG17 #3671 (location 117-3671)
This is a manuscript pen and ink map on vellum. Color wash is used in the rivers and on compass rose. There is no author on the map, but it appears to have been done by Benjamin Eastburn. The map is identical to, and probably was the source for the printed map engraved by Chillas. A line is drawn through the most southern point of Philadelphia. Another line is drawn 14 3/4 miles south of that line east of the Susquehanna River, and 15 1/4 miles south of the line west of the Susquehanna River. This depicts the order of Council dated May 25, 1738. Cape Cornelius is at the mouth of Delaware Bay, and Cape Henlopen is placed further down in Delaware along the Atlantic Ocean. The map was drawn "according to an Order of his Majesty in Council dated the 25th day of May in the year 1738. Surveyed in the year 1739." A version of this map was used in Chancery Court in the case between John, Thomas, and Richard Penn, plaintiffs and Charles Calvert (Lord Baltimore) defendant. See 238C5, 239C5, 240E1

240E1. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Benjamin Eastburn, 1740
A Map of parts of the Provinces of Pennsylvania and Maryland with the Counties of Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex on Delaware according to the most exact Surveys yet made drawn in the Year 1740
Size: 43x56 cm. Scale of 1: 475,000 Of 512* 1740
A manuscript map produced for use in Chancery Court in the case between John, Thomas, and Richard Penn, plaintiffs and Charles Calvert (Lord Baltimore) defendant. The map shows several proposed boundaries between Pennsylvania and Maryland. The Historical Society also has a first and second state printed version of this map (Of 512* 1740a, Of 512* 1740b). A reproduction was produced in 1904 by Julius F. Sachse (Of 512 (1740)) See 239E1

240S1. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
John Senex, 1740
Map of Maryland Pennsylvania Delaware
Size: 36x24 cm. Scale of 1: 1,350,000 Of 512* [1740]
This is a map drawn by Senex, and presented in Chancery court as evidence in the Pennsylvania - Maryland boundary dispute.

240S1.01 Historical Society of Pennsylvania
John Senex, 1740
Fac-simile of the Map referred to in the agreement between the Penns and Charles Lord Baltimore in relation to the Boundary Line
Size: 35x26 cm. Scale of 1: 1,430,000 Of 512 (ca.1740)
Reproduction of Senex's map of the Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware borders. Published by A. Hoen and Company, Baltimore.

240S1.02 Maryland State Archives
John Senex, 1740
Boundary map after Senex map of 1732
Size: 35x23 cm. MdHR G 1399 36 23 A5
The Maryland Archives assigned the title to this manuscript map because there is no title on the map. The Archives also give a date for the map as "1732-50." The writing on the map is similar to that of John Fernando Paris who was a lawyer for the Penns, and it was part of the collection of papers used in the boundary dispute between the Penns and Lord Baltimore. The map shows a 40th parallel north of Philadelphia labeled "Latitude of 40 by the late Observations pretended by Maryland." A second 40th parallel drawn north of Chesapeake Bay is labeled "Bounds of Maryland & Pensilvania by the Patones & Latitude of 40 by the old Maps." Cape Cornelius is at the mouth of Delaware Bay while Cape Hinlopen is drawn near modern day Fenwick Island.

247H5. American Philosophical Society Library
Thomas Craig, 1747
Plot of Adjusted survey Moravian Road: Authorized: Court of Quarter-Sessions, New Town, June 11, 1747
Size: 26x34 cm. 649: 1747: P376mor Small
This is a photostat of an historical map. The road is marked on a late 20th century map. It was done by Thomas Craig, George Gray, and Robert Greeg; and it was presented to the American Philosophical Society by John Robert Connelly on December 1964. The road is located near Bethlehem.

249B5. Pennsylvania State Archives
Father Bonnecamp, 1749
Carte dun voyage Fait Dans La Belle Riviere en la Nouvelle France
Size: 19x23 cm. MG11-938
This is a reprint of Father Bonnecamp's map originally made in 1749, but the date and author of this reprint are unknown. The map features the Allegheny River and the eastern portion of the Ohio River as well as the major branches of the two rivers.

25_A4.01 British Library
Anonymous, 175-
A map of the route from "Fort Cumberland, formerly Will's Creek," through "fort Duquoine" (Pittsburgh) to Fort Erie
Size: 45x27 cm. Additional MS. 15,563.a.
The title of this manuscript pen and ink and color map is taken from the British Library catalog. The British Library gives a date ca. 1754-1758. Written on the bottom of the map is "N.B. The Trick'd Line from Fort Cumberland to Lake Errie is the Comon. Rout of a Traveller." Drawn on the map is a path from "Fort Cumberland formerly Wills Creek" through "Fort Duquione, Logg's Town, Mingo Town" to "Fort French" (Presque Isle).

25_A4.02 British Library
Anonymous, 175-
A plan of Fort de Quesne
Size: 29x35 cm. Scale of 1: 480 Maps K.Top.122.16.
This manuscript pen and ink and color map was drawn before the fort was completed. The British Library gives a date of ca. 1753-1754. Drawn on the map is a profile of the wall of the Fort. Marked are "Back cabins for the Soldiers" and "Back huts for Indians."

25_A4.03 British Library
Anonymous, 175-
Fort Bedford
Size: 34x47 cm. Scale of 1: 840 Maps K.Top.122.12.
Manuscript pen and ink and color map of the fort along the Juniata Creek. The British Library dates the map ca. 1753-1763. There is an inset map of the profile of the wall. "Hospitals" and "Sutlers Houses" are shown outside the walls of the fort.

25_A4.04 British Library
Anonymous, 175-
Rough plan of Fort Ligonier
Size: 48x42 cm. Scale of 1: 1,200 Maps K.Top.122.13.
British Library dates this manuscript pen and ink and color map ca. 1750-1763.

25_A4.05 British Library
Anonymous, 175-
Plan of Fort Ligonier, with part of the Retranchment
Size: 48x66 cm. Scale of 1: 360 Maps K.Top.122.15.
Manuscript pen and ink and color map on the fort. British Library gives a date of ca. 1750-1763. Detail of a section through the wall is shown on a scale of 1:60. See 25_A4.06

25_A4.06 British Library
Anonymous, 175-
Plan of Fort Ligonier, with part of the Retranchment
Size: 48x66 cm. Scale of 1: 360 Maps K.Top.122.14.
The British Library dates this map ca. 1750-1763. It is a copy of another map with the same title, but done by a different individual. "Line of Communication" on the original map is copied as "Pine of Communication." The copyist mistakenly misinterprets the descender of the letter "f" on the line above onto the "L" as making it a "P." See 25_A4.05

25_A5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Anonymous, 175-
Map of east, west, and south boundaries of Pennsylvania
Size: 79x98 cm. Scale of 1: 645,000 Of 510A
Title is taken from the Historical Society's catalog. Manuscript pen and ink, and color map showing the major rivers, Philadelphia, Chester, Bedford, Wilmington, New Castle, and Bordentown. Fort Pitt is shown west of the state border and not part of Pennsylvania. The western border is drawn as "being a Parallel of Five Degrees from the East Boundary or West Side of the De la Warr River."

25_W4. British Library
George Washington, 175-
A map of the country between Will's Creek and Lake Erie, shewing the designs of the French for erecting forts southward of the lake; drawn, before the erection of Fort Duquesne
Size: 45x36 cm. Scale of 1: 1,108,800 Additional MS. 15,563.b.
The title is taken from the British Library catalog, and it is given a date of ca. 1750-1754. This manuscript pen and ink map shows a trail from Wills Creek to Mingo Town and then north to "French Fort" (Presque Isle) on Lake Erie. A scroll at the top of the map has the text "The French are now coming from their Fort on and near the Lake Erie, to Venango to erect another Fort, and from thence they design to the Forks of Monongahela and to the Logs Town, and so to continue down the River building at the most convient places in order to prevent our Settlements so. B: A little below Shanapins Town in the Forks is the place where we are going immediately to build a fort as it commands the Ohio and Monongehela." The British Library catalog does not list an author, and no name appears on the map. Ed Redmond, Library of Congress, believes this map was drawn by George Washington.

255A5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Anonymous, 1755
Map of Colonial Pennsylvania
Size: 17x23 cm. Of 500 ca (1755)
An anonymous historical map which shows important sites circa 1755. Included is Braddock's route, General Forbes' route, the line of the walking purchase, and several forts. Areas are depicted where there are large settlements of Quakers, Germans, and Scotch Irish.

255G1.01 Huntington Library
Thomas Gage, 1755
Fort Duquesne, Junction Allegheny & Monongahela River
Size: 16x21 cm. HM898
Manuscript black and white with color map of the area around Fort Duquesne. Thomas Gage gave the map to General Edward Braddock. Braddock was defeated at Fort Duquesne, and he died of his wounds. This map was found by the French on July 10, 1755 in his military chest. See 255G1.02

255G1.02 Huntington Library
Thomas Gage, 1755
New Works at Fort Duquesne at Junction of Alleheny & Monoghela rivers
Size: 15x21 cm. HM898
Manuscript black and white with color map of Fort Duquesne. Many details of the fort are depicted. Thomas Gage gave the map to General Edward Braddock. Braddock was defeated at Fort Duquesne, and he died of his wounds. This map was found by the French on July 10, 1755 in his military chest. See 255G1.01

255P2. British Library
I. Payne, 1755
Plan of Fort Le Quesne built by the French, at the Fork of the Ohio and Monongahela in 1754
Size: 33x31 cm. Scale of 1: 23,000 *Maps 74590.(115.)
This "Plan was sent from America, as it had been taken by some curious French Deserters." It is a detailed plan of the Fort with an insert map showing it in profile.

256A3. Pennsylvania State Archives
Anonymous, 1756
Pennsylvania
Size: 33x62 cm. MG11-115
Manuscript colored state map showing the major cities, forts, and roads.

256A4. British Library
Anonymous, 1756
A plan of Fort Augusta, on the Susquehanna river, at the junction of the north and west branches; drawn about 1756
Size: 32x41 cm. Scale of 1: 480 Maps K.Top.122.10.
Title is taken from the British Library Catalog. Text on verso, in a different hand, is "Plan of Fort Augusta as first extended." Manuscript pen and ink map. Text describes details of constructing the fort and how the logs were positioned.

256C2. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Joseph Shippen, 1756
Map of Col. Clapsham's March to Fort Augusta, c. 1756 by Joseph Shippen
Size: 124x81 cm. Scale of 1: 150,000 MG11-105
Title is taken from the catalog. This colored manuscript map shows the line of march from Paxton Creek near "Harris's [ferry]," up the Susquehanna River to Fort Augusta, and then up the east branch of the River to Naticoke Town and Mamuncis. Several Indian villages are shown.

256H5. British Library
Thomas Holme, 1756
A Mapp of Pensilvania in America
Size: 75x106 cm. Scale of 1: 84,480 Maps K.Top.122.4.
This is a manuscript pen and ink copy of Holme's map of Pennsylvania. Like Holme's map the land grants are outlined, but unlike Holme's map very few are labeled. There is an inset map "The city of Philadelphia two miles in length and in Breadth." The author of this copy is unknown.

256M4. British Library
Elias Meyer, 1756
Plan du Fort Augusta
Size: 34x45 cm. Scale of 1: 744 Maps K.Top.122.11.a.
Manuscript pen and ink and color map drawn by Elias Meyer, lieutenant in the "Royal American Regiment." Drawn on the map is a line marked "A-B" with no explanation. Text on verso, in a different hand, is "Plan of Fort Augusta as it is at present." See 256M4.01

256M4.01 British Library
Elias Meyer, 1756
Profil coupé par une face d'un bastion du Fort Augusta
Size: 21x38 cm. Scale of 1: 72 Maps K.Top.122.11.b.
This pen and ink manuscript plan depicts the profile of Fort Augusta along line "A-B" which appears on Meyer's "Plan du Fort Augusta." See 256M4

256M4.02 Pennsylvania State Archives
Elias Meyer, 1756
Plan of Fort Augusta in the Province of Pennsyl. Van-nia Situated upon the Susquehanna River Fortified by me in the month of October 1756
Size: 47x36 cm. Scale of 1: 360 MG11-596
Manuscript map showing plan of the fort and a depiction of the profile. See 256M4

258A2. British Library
Anonymous, 1758
Plan of Pittsburgh 20th Janry.
Size: 30x18 cm. Scale of 1: 720 ADD.MSS.21,686.(73.)
Title is written on verso of this manuscript map. This is a map of the new fort with many structures labeled "not finished." A profile of the walls of the fort is drawn on a scale of 1:240. Map is in the Haldimand Papers, 1758-1785.

258A4. British Library
Anonymous, 1758
A plan of the fort for 220 men, built in December, 1758, within 400 yards of Fort du Quesne
Size: 25x26 cm. Scale of 1: 720 Maps K.Top.122.22.
A manuscript pen and ink plan with outline color. A profile of the fort is drawn on a scale of 1:360.

258P4.01 British Library
J.C. Pleydell, 1758
Plan of Fort du Quesne (now Pitsburg), as it was before it was demolished, 1758
Size: 24x42 cm. Scale of 1: 1,200 Maps K.Top.122.17.
Manuscript pen and ink and color map of the fort with an insert map of the profile of the wall drawn on a scale of 1:240.

258P4.02 British Library
J.C. Pleydell, 1758
Rough Plan of Fort Duquesne Such as it was before it was demolished 1758
Size: 37x31 cm. Scale of 1: 1,200 Maps K.Top.122.18.
Manuscript pen and ink and color map of the fort. An insert of the profile of the wall is done at a scale of 1:240.

259W4.01 British Library
G. Wright, 1759
A Plan of the New fort at Pittsburgh, Nov., 1759
Size: 50x68 cm. Scale of 1: 1,200 Maps K.Top.122.19.
A very detailed manuscript pen and ink and colored plan of the fort. Included is a profile of the wall drawn at a scale of 1:120

259W4.02 British Library
G. Wright, 1759
Plan of the New Fort at Pittsburgh November 1759
Size: 49x61 cm. Maps K.Top.122.20.
A detailed manuscript pen and ink and colored plan of the fort.

26_S4. Pennsylvania State Archives
William Scull, 176-
Pennsylvania as Far as the Allegheny Ridge
Size: 67x97 cm. MG11-349
Neither title nor author appears on this manuscript map. Title is taken from the catalog of the State Archives. Written on verso is "W. Bowen Engraver Charter House Lane." This pen and ink map is very similar to Scull's 1770 map of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Archives thinks that this might be a preliminary draft of Scull's printed map.

260B7. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Frank Bobb, 1760
Map Showing Conflicting claims of Connecticut and Pennsylvania and the Purchases of the Susquehannah and the Two Delaware Companies within the Disputed Area
Size: 24x37 cm. Scale of 1: 1,056,000 Of 514 (ca. 1660)
A manuscript historical map of the area disputed by the two states. The map shows 17 landowners along the eastern branch of the Susquehanna River. The HSP placed ca. 1660 on the map, but it should be ca. 1760.

261R4. British Library
B. Ratzer, 1761
Plan of Fort Pitt and Parts adjacent, with both Rivers
Size: 104x136 cm. Scale of 1: 1,200 Maps K.Top.122.21.
Map shows in outline form position of "Fort duuesne Ruined" and "Old English Fort distroyed." Map was completed while Fort Pitt was still under construction. "Barrak's already Built," but "Commandants house not Built." There is an inset of the profile of the fort drawn on scale of 1:120.

266H2. British Library
Thomas Hutchins, 1766
Plan of the Battle near Bushy-Run, gained by Colonel Bouquet, over the Delawares...on the 5th and 6th of August 1763. Survey'd by T. Hutchins assistant engineer
Size: 14x15 cm. 145.b.7.
Map appears in "An Historical Account of the Expedition against the Ohio Indians in the Year MDCCLXIV under the Command of Henry Bouquet, Esq." facing page XI. Position of the troops with their horses and cattle along the Fort Pitt to Fort Ligonier Road are shown. Book was published in Philadelphia and London.

266H3. British Library
Thomas Hutchins, 1766
A Map of the Country on the Ohio & Muskingum Rivers Shewing the Situation of the Indian Towns with respect to the Army under the Command of Colonel Bouquet
Size: 37x31 cm. Scale of 1: 1,900,000 792.g.31.(1.)
Map faces the title page in "A Topographical Description of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina...By Thomas Hutchins." Book was sold in London by J. Almon. Map shows General Forbes Road from Fort Loudon to Fort Pitt, General Braddock's Road from Fort Cumberland to Fort Pitt, and a road from Fort Pitt to Fort Presque Isle on Lake Erie. Several other Indian trails between the Ohio River and Lake Erie are shown. An inset map shows "A Survey of that part of the Indian Country through which Colonel Bouquet Marched in 1764."

267A4. Pennsylvania State Archives
Anonymous, 1767
Tinicum Island
Size: 38x54 cm. MG11-417
This manuscript map was produced in response to a court order trying to establish land ownership. Along with the map there is the legal opinion of six referees awarding title to the defendant Joseph Taylor.

268H5. American Philosophical Society Library
Thomas Hutchins, 1765
Plan of the battle near Bushy-Run gained by His Majesty's troops, commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet over the Delaware, Shawanese, Mingoes, Wyandots, Mohikons, Miamies & Ottawas, on the 5th and 6th: of August, 1763. From an actual survey
Size: 29x33 cm. 973.2: Sm6
This map appears opposite page 44 in William Smith "An historical account of the expedition under the command of Henry Bouquet" that was published in 1765. The positions of Colonel Bouquet's and the enemy’s troops are shown adjacent to the road from Fort Ligonier to Fort Pitt.

268M1. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Charles Mason, 1768
A Plan of the Boundary Lines between the Province of Maryland and the Three Lower Counties on Delaware with Part of The Parallel of Latitude which is the Boundary Between the Province of Maryland and Pennsylvania
Size: 65x178 cm. Scale of 1: 257,700 Of 512 1768
A copy of the map by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon on which there are manuscript entries by the 7 commissioners of Maryland and the 5 commissioners of Pennsylvania. The commissioners wrote on November 9, 1768 in Chestertown, Maryland that this map would be "setting the limits and bounds for ever between the Provinces of Maryland and the said three lower Counties of Newcastle Kent and Sussex on Delaware and between the said Provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania." The map was engraved by James Smither and Henry Dawkins.

27_A5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Anonymous, 177-
East West and South Boundaries of Pennsilvania
Size: 72x97 cm. Scale of 1: 633,600 Of 510 A
A manuscript pen ink and color map with the "West Boundary of Pensilvania Being a Parallel of Five Degrees from the East Boundary or West Side of the De La Warr River." The Ohio River is labeled Alliganey River, and Fort Pitt is located west of the western Pennsylvania border (in Virginia). The southern border extends from the Delaware arc at a parallel equal with Wilmington to the western Maryland border. Then the border moves 5 miles north, and extends to a point 5 degree west of the Delaware River.

27_E5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
John Erving, 177-
Map Related to Pennsylvania Boundary
Size: 33x54 cm. Scale of 1: 950,000 Of 510 B
Title is assigned by Historical Society. A manuscript map by John Erving and Alexander Stuart based on a survey done by Joseph Shippen and published on his "Map of the River Monongahela." Printed on the bottom of the map are remarks by Erving and Stuart explaining how they established the fact that Pittsburgh is 9.5 miles within the border of Pennsylvania, and it is not in Virginia. See 27_E6

27_E6. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
John Erving, 177-
Map Related to Pennsylvania Boundary
Size: 36x53 cm. Scale of 1: 968,000 Of 510 Bo
Title is assigned by HSP. This map is similar to a manuscript map by John Erving and Alexander Stuart based on a survey done by Joseph Shippen and published on his "Map of the River Monongahela." Unlike the other Erving and Stuart map, this one does not have their remarks on the bottom. See 27_E5

27_M4. British Library
John Montresor, 177-
A Survey of the City of Philadelphia and its environs, comprehending the Neck formed by the Rivers of Delaware and Schuylkill, together with Province, Carpenter's and Mud Islands, and the several Batteries and Works constructed thereon
Size: 81x69 cm. Scale of 1: 14,400 Maps K.Top.122.6.2.
The British Library claims this colored map on four sheets was drawn and signed by John Montresor in 1777. However it is dated Philadelphia, 15 Dec., 1772. Forts numbered 1 to 10 are shown on a line north of the city.

274R1. American Philosophical Society Library
John Reed, 1774
To the Honourable House of Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsylvania this Map of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia with the Catalogue of Purchasers is Humbly Dedicated by their most Obedient Humble Servant John Reed
Size: 75x150 cm. Scale of 1: 19,800 912.748: R25
This map is printed on three sheets and each sheet measures 75x49 cm. The three sheets are bound individually into a book "An Explanation of the Map of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia" which was published by Reed in Philadelphia in 1774. This copy of the book was signed by Reed, and presented by him to the American Philosophical Society on March 15, 1816. The book lists the owners of the land with the metes and bounds of their property. The map shows the location of the individual plots of land. There are inset drawings of House of Employment, Alms House, State House, and Pennsylvania Hospital. James Smither engraved the map.

277A2. British Library
Anonymous, 1777
A Plan of the operations of the British and Rebel Army, in the Campaign, 1777
Size: 22x26 cm. *Maps 74580.(6.)
Map shows positions of British Army before the Battle of Brandywine, movements of British Hessian and Rebel Armies, British and Rebel positions around Germantown, and Washington's line of troops at Valley Forge. An small inset map, "A Plan of Mud Island Fort and its Environs," shows position of the fort, British guns, and the Cheveaux de Frize in the Delaware River.

278H2. British Library
Thomas Hutchins, 1778
A Table of Distances between Fort Pitt, and the mouth of the River Ohio
Size: 16x30 cm. 792.g.31.(1.)
Map appears on page 64 in "A Topographical Description of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina...By Thomas Hutchins." Book was sold in London by J. Almon.

278V4. Pennsylvania State Archives
Jean Louis Ambrose Villefranche, 1778
Delaware River Defense
Size: 100x166 cm. RG27- L.3 dr. 0509
No title appears on the map. Title is taken from the State Archives catalog. This manuscript map, done by the French engineer, shows the Delaware River centered on Hog Island and the adjacent shore lines. The locations of several forts are shown, and extensive "Observations" by Villefranche are written on the map. In the map folder there is an additional 26x39 cm sheet showing the plan of the fort on Mud Island, and another 23x37 cm sheet with a plan of a powder magazine.

280A5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Anonymous, 1780
Carte de la Pensylvanie et du Nouveau Jersey
Size: 23x33 cm. Of 500 ca. 1780
Longitude on top of the map is from Paris, while along the bottom it is from Ferro Island. The northern state border is at the 42nd parallel, but the border does not reach Lake Erie. The western border is a curved line extending from close to Lake Erie to Fort Ligonier, and then it goes west to the Monongahela River. Fort Pitt is located far outside the western border.

280W5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Anonymous, 1780
Map Illustrating the New England Charter Claims West of the Delaware
Size: 21x54 cm. Of 514 (ca. 1780)
Photocopy of a map published by Wagner and McGuigan. The library assigns a date of ca. 1780, but the map shows "about 7,000,000 acres confirmed to Massachusetts by compromise between that State and New York 1786." Also shows lands "Connecticut claim under her charter" and "Town & Country of Westmoreland [Virginia] from 1774 to 1785."

286E5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Andrew Ellicott, 1786
We hereby certify this to be a True Map of the Boundary Line between the States of Pennsylvania and New York, from the River Delaware to the Ninetieth mile Stone, as run and marked by us, Witness our hands October 12th 1786
Size: 34x118 cm. Scale of 1: 128,000 Of 511 (1786)
Map is signed by Andrew Ellicott, commissioner from Pennsylvania; and James Clinton and Simeon DeWitt, commissioners from New York. It shows the border from Delaware River west to the intersection with the Tioga River.

286E5.01 Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Benjamin Ellicott, 1786
This Map of Part of the Northern Boundary of Pennsylvania is most humbly inscribed to the Supreme Excutive Council of that Commonwealth by their humble Servt. Benjn. Ellicott
Size: 103x82 cm. Scale of 1: 130,000 Of 511 E
This manuscript map shows the western segment of the New York - Pennsylvania border from mile post 180 to 262, the last one at "Western Bounds of Pennsylvania. The map shows the Allegheny River and its major branches north of a fort located at 41"24'1°. The road from Fort LeBoeuf to Presque Isle is shown.

286E5.02 Newberry Library
Benjamin Ellicott, 1786
This Map of the Northern Boundary of Pennsylvania is most humbly inscribed to the Supreme Executive Council of that Commonwealth by their humble Servt. Benjm. Elicott
Size: 107x96 cm. fG 10854.26
This is a facsimile of a map showing the western segment of the New York - Pennsylvania border from mile post 185 to 262, the last one at "Western Bounds of Pennsylvania. The map shows the Allegheny River and its major branches north of a fort located at 41"24'1°. The road from Fort LeBoeuf to Presque Isle is shown.

286P2. Pennsylvania State Archives
Porter, 1786
From Lake Erie to 100 Mile Stone
Size: 176x23 cm. Scale of 1: 63,360 RG12-W8
Manuscript map of the Porter-McClean survey of the western Pennsylvania boundary line.

290A5. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Anonymous, 1790
Map Showing Northern Boundary of Pennsylvania
Size: 31x37 cm. Scale of 1: 338,000 Of 511 (ca. 1790)
Pen and ink colored map showing the northwest part of the state. Forts Venango, LeBoeuf and Presque Isle are shown.

292D5. American Philosophical Society Library
Anonymous, 1792
Plan of thirty-six lots between Locust and Spruce Streets on Twelfth, in Philadelphia
Size: 12x6 cm. Scale of 1: 1,000 071: D92
Title is taken from the catalogue of the American Philosophical Society. Map appears as part of an advertisement for an auction of the thirty-six lots in the March 12, 14, 15, 21, 23 ,27, and 29,1792 issues of "Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser." It appears on page 1 of each issue.

296H4. Pennsylvania State Archives
Cyrus Harris, 1796
Pennsylvania Drawn from the best authorities by Cyrus Harris
Size: 19x33 cm. Scale of 1: 1,560,000 MG11- 868
This map, printed in color, was engraved by A. Doolittle. It shows mountains, counties, place names, and roads. It appeared in Jedidiah Morse's "The American Universal Geography," published by T. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, Boston, page 533. This map does not show the Erie triangle as part of the state.

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