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To the merchants and other inhabitants of Pennsylvania. [Recommending canals between the Susquehanna and Schuylkill and the Chesapeake and the Delaware] [Signed] A friend to trade. Philadelphia. Dec. 13, 1771.

To the merchants and other inhabitants of Pennsylvania. [Recommending ...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 143, Folder 18.

[Map of the country between and bordering the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay, showing roads to Philadelphia and localities.

[Map of the country between and bordering the Delaware River and Chesa...

Scale ca. 1:670,000. Title from P. L. Phillips' List of maps of America. Manuscript, pen and ink and pencil. Label on verso has title: Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey showing roads. LC M... more

A new and accurate chart of the Bay of Chesapeake, with all the shoals, channels, islands, entrances, soundings, and sailing-marks, as far as the navigable part of the rivers Patowmack, Patapsco and north-east.

A new and accurate chart of the Bay of Chesapeake, with all the shoals...

Scale ca. 1:250,000. Soundings shown in fathoms. "Drawn from several draughts made by the most experienced navigators, chiefly from those of Anthony Smith, pilot of St. Marys; and compared with the modern surve... more

Thomas Jefferson, June-July 1776, Map of Action at Gwyn's Island, Chesapeake Bay
Carte de la baie de Chesapeake et de la partie navigable des rivières, James, York, Patowmack, Patuxen, Patapsco, North-East, Choptank et Pokomack.

Carte de la baie de Chesapeake et de la partie navigable des rivières,...

Scale ca. 1:525,000. Oriented with north to the right. Depths shown by soundings. "14." From the author's Neptune americo-septentrional contenant les côtes. 1778-80. Includes text and inset "Plan de la Baie Her... more

Chart showing the depth of the James and York rivers as they enter Chesapeake Bay, with towns adjacent.

Chart showing the depth of the James and York rivers as they enter Che...

Scale ca. 1:200,000. Title from P. L. Phillips' A list of maps of America, p. 227. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Oriented with north to the right. Shows settlements, points of interest, and aids to navigation. Avail... more

Plan of the post at Great Bridge, on the south branch of the Elizabeth River, Virginia, establish'd the 5th February 1781.

Plan of the post at Great Bridge, on the south branch of the Elizabeth...

Scale ca. 1:1,300. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789 1453 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 651

Map of the State of Maryland laid down from an actual survey of all the principal waters, public roads, and divisions of the counties therein; describing the situation of the cities, towns, villages, houses of worship and other public buildings, furnaces, forges, mills, and other remarkable places; and of the Federal Territory; as also a sketch of the State of Delaware shewing the probable connexion of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays.

Map of the State of Maryland laid down from an actual survey of all th...

Scale ca. 1:300,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Includes "Plan of the city of Washington and Territory of Columbia" and a dedication. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ra... more

Map of the State of Maryland laid down from an actual survey of all the principal waters, public roads, and divisions of the counties therein; describing the situation of the cities, towns, villages, houses of worship and other public buildings, furnaces, forges, mills, and other remarkable places; and of the Federal Territory; as also a sketch of the State of Delaware shewing the probable connexion of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays.

Map of the State of Maryland laid down from an actual survey of all th...

Scale ca. 1:300,000. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: Scattered holes and general deterioration. Includes "Plan of the city... more

Elegy, in remembrance of James Lawrence, Esquire: (Late commander of the United States Frigate Chesapeake.) [1813].

Elegy, in remembrance of James Lawrence, Esquire: (Late commander of t...

Printed on silk.; Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 228, Folder 20.

[Cut] Offset of the Chesapeake, or The capture of Fort George and repulse of the enemy from Sacket's harbor. [1813].

[Cut] Offset of the Chesapeake, or The capture of Fort George and repu...

Positive Photostat.; War of 1812 ballad.; Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 5... more

[James Lawrence, 1781-1813--Memorial. Elegy in remembrance of James Lawrence, Esquire: (late commander of the United States frigate Chesapeake)]

[James Lawrence, 1781-1813--Memorial. Elegy in remembrance of James La...

Engraving on wood by G. Cobb of drawing by N.W. Monroe. Reference copy may be in Biog. File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Struck with the gallantry, skill, and decision, displayed by Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke, Baronet, K.C.B. Commander of his Majesty's ship, the Shannon, in the attack, boarding, and capture of the American frigate, the Chesapeake ... / manufactured by S. Hougham & Co. ; Henry Meyer execudit.

Struck with the gallantry, skill, and decision, displayed by Sir Phili...

Print shows a design for a silver plateau containing laurels, Nereids, Triton, Neptune, Liberty, Victory, Commerce, and Britannia encircling HMS Shannon at sea. Title from item.

This survey of the River Patapsco and part of Chesapeake Bay,

This survey of the River Patapsco and part of Chesapeake Bay,

Scale ca. 1:40,960. Hand colored. Depths shown by shading and soundings. Includes notes, "Description of ranges," and insets of "Annapolis Harbour & roads" and "Survey of the harbour of Baltimore and the waters... more

This survey of the River Patapsco and part of Chesapeake Bay,

This survey of the River Patapsco and part of Chesapeake Bay,

Scale ca. 1:40,960. Depths shown by shading and soundings. LC copy annotated in pencil. LC copy incomplete: Additional sheet showing the southern section of Patapsco River, the Chesapeake Bay, and the inset of ... more

This survey of the River Patapsco and part of Chesapeake Bay,

This survey of the River Patapsco and part of Chesapeake Bay,

Scale ca. 1:40,960. Depths shown by shading and soundings. LC copy annotated in blue pencil and red ink. LC copy imperfect: Torn along fold lines, sections of upper and lower edges missing. Includes notes, "De... more

This survey of the River Patapsco and part of Chesapeake Bay,

This survey of the River Patapsco and part of Chesapeake Bay,

Scale ca. 1:40,960. Depths shown by shading and soundings. LC copy annotated in blue pencil and red ink. LC copy imperfect: Torn along center fold, section of upper right margin missing. Includes notes, "Descri... more

Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, topographical view /

Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, topographical view /

Scale ca. 1:120,000. From the 5th general report of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company, 1824. Includes "Profile or vertical section." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster i... more

Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, topographical view /

Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, topographical view /

Scale ca. 1:120,000. From the 6th general report of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Co. Includes "Profile or vertical section." Accompanied by: Sixth general report of the president and directors of the Chesa... more

Sir: We send, herewith, a "Review of the report of the Corporation of Washington against the acceptance of the act of the State of Maryland for completing the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal" to which we respectfully call your attention ... Washington

Sir: We send, herewith, a "Review of the report of the Corporation of ...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 196, Folder 3.

Great Southern mail route from New York to N. Orleans! Through in 71/2 days. Via Washington City and Richmond, and the Chesapeake Bay and James River lines, to Charleston, Augusta, and Atlanta, Geo. Notasulga and Montgomery, Ala ... W. B. Wiley,

Great Southern mail route from New York to N. Orleans! Through in 71/2...

Transportation. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 30, Folder 30.

Map of the located route of the Metropolitan Rail Road and the adjacent country comprising the District of Columbia and the counties of Montgomery, Frederick, and Washington in the state of Maryland, Francis Dodge president M.R.R. Company, Edmund French, chief engineer, W. R. Hutton draughtsman, completed April 30, 1855 from surveys made in 1853 and 1854.

Map of the located route of the Metropolitan Rail Road and the adjacen...

Topographical map of part of Maryland showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, canals, the Washington Aqueduct, roads, and railroads with mileage on the main survey line. Chartered in 1853. Scale... more

Fort Monroe and vicinity showing entrance to Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Gosport Navy Yard &c.

Fort Monroe and vicinity showing entrance to Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk, ...

Scale ca. 1:375,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 546 Shows forts Monroe, Calhoun, Nelson, and Norfolk, Confederate batteries on Sewell's Point, towns, names of features, drainage, roads, and railroads. "View o... more

Plan of Foundry site : [Washington D.C.] /

Plan of Foundry site : [Washington D.C.] /

Shows foundry buildings and "Depot for guns." Also covers part of Potomac River waterfront and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Relief shown by hachures. From the Taggart Estate papers. Accompanied by ill.: Plan & el... more

Chesapeake & Patapsco

Chesapeake & Patapsco

Four scenes of rivers, lighthouses, ships and boats.

West front of Capitol, vii, peristyle complete

West front of Capitol, vii, peristyle complete

Photograph showing the Capitol dome under construction, with canal in foreground. In album: Benjamin Brown French "Photographs," p. 39. Title from item. Notations: Public gardens or Mall; C&O Canal; Goose Creek... more

[Three sailboats on Chesapeake Bay]

[Three sailboats on Chesapeake Bay]

Title devised. Inscribed below image: Chesapeake Bay. Inscribed below image: Turn over sketch of Sumerville [sic] Pond. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.58) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil Wa... more

[Map of the James River Valley from the vicinity of Richmond to Chesapeake Bay : including parts of Henrico, Chesterfield, Charles City, and James City counties, Va.].

[Map of the James River Valley from the vicinity of Richmond to Chesap...

Shows both Confederate and Federal fortifications in the area of Malvern Hill and shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Title, date, and scale derived from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. ... more

Chesapeake Bay, Sheet no. 1, York River, Hampton Roads, Chesapeake entrance..

Chesapeake Bay, Sheet no. 1, York River, Hampton Roads, Chesapeake ent...

Scale 1:80,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 47.5 At head of title: Coast chart no. 31. Printed in the upper margin: "No. 131" and "Electrotype copy no. 2 by G. Mathiot, U.S.C.S." General chart indicating sound... more

Monitor map, showing the whole seacoast from Chesapeake Bay, down to Savannah harbor, and the whole country between Richmond & Savannah, with map on large scale of the harbor of Charleston.

Monitor map, showing the whole seacoast from Chesapeake Bay, down to S...

Scale not given. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 45 Shows towns, roads, railroads, forts, and rivers. Inset: Williams, W. A. Sketch of Charleston harbor. Scale ca. 1:71,000. 24 x 25 cm. Description derived from pu... more

Chesapeake Bay. Sheet 6, from the mouth of York River to the entrance to bay.

Chesapeake Bay. Sheet 6, from the mouth of York River to the entrance ...

Scale 1:80,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 47.52 From its Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey showing the progress of the survey during the year 1862 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1864... more

Chesapeake Hospital, Hampton, Va.

Chesapeake Hospital, Hampton, Va.

No. 427. Title from item. Alternate title and date from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the war, from the gallery of Alexander Gardner...by Bob Zeller, published by the Center for Civil War Photography, ... more

Map showing the Fredericksburg & Gordonsville Rail Road of Virginia, leading from Fredericksburg, via Orange C.H., to Charlottesville, where it connects with the Chesapeake & Ohio R.R. and the extension of the Orange & Alexandra R.R. to Lynchburg.

Map showing the Fredericksburg & Gordonsville Rail Road of Virginia, l...

Maps of the middle Atlantic states showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, canals, roads, and railroads, with emphasis on the main lines. Includes a list of distances for "Short Cut to Tide-Wate... more

Map showing the economic minerals along the route of the Chesapeake & Ohio Rail Way to accompany the geological report of Thomas S. Ridgway.

Map showing the economic minerals along the route of the Chesapeake & ...

Covers area from Richmond, Va., to the Ohio River along the route of the railroad and shows the geological sections in which minerals are found. Consolidated from the Virginia Central and Covington and Ohio Rai... more

Map of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and its connections.

Map of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and its connections.

Map of the central portion of the eastern United States between the Atlantic and St. Louis showing drainage, cities and towns, counties, roads, railroads, and iron and coal deposits. Scale ca. 1:1,500,000. LC R... more

Craighill's channel range or leading lights, Chesapeake Bay--The low light

Craighill's channel range or leading lights, Chesapeake Bay--The low l...

Below print: Am. Photo-Relief, Printing Co., Phila. Illus. in: Annual Report of the U.S. Light-House Board, 1873, plate opposite p. 45. Title from item.

Craighill's channel range or leading lights, Chesapeake Bay--The high light

Craighill's channel range or leading lights, Chesapeake Bay--The high ...

Below print: Am. Photo-Relief, Printing Co., Phila. Illus. in: Annual Report of the U.S. Light-House Board, 1873, plate opposite p. 44. Title from item.

Map showing locations of iron properties on and near Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, Virginia /

Map showing locations of iron properties on and near Chesapeake and Oh...

Relief shown by hachures. Shows area west of Staunton to Covington, Virginia. Pen-and-ink and watercolor over pencil grid on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H234 Available also th... more

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal about 1880

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal about 1880

Drawing shows two boats on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in or near Washington. A bridge crosses the water beyond them. The location is in or near Washington, DC. Formerly DRWG/US - Gedney - 70. Gift, Ralph Ged... more

[Outline map of eastern Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay region].

[Outline map of eastern Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay region].

Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and pencil mounted on cloth. In pencil in top right margin: Copy of Map No. 4, U.S.C. & G. survey report, 1882. LC Civil War maps (2nd ... more

The oyster war in Chesapeake Bay

The oyster war in Chesapeake Bay

The pirates attaching the police schooner "Julia Hamilton". Drawing by Schell and Hogan. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, Mar. 1, 1884, p. 136. No ref. copy. This record contains unverified data from caption card. C... more

The oyster war in Chesapeake Bay

The oyster war in Chesapeake Bay

Pirates dredging at night. Drawing by Schell and Hogan. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, Mar. 1, 1884, p. 136. No ref. copy. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Police; Shi... more

The oyster war in Chesapeake Bay

The oyster war in Chesapeake Bay

"I demand the surrender of Sylvester Cannon". Drawing by Schell and Hogan. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, Mar. 1, 1884, p. 136. No ref. copy. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tr... more

"She pretended to eat a little of the furmity with the leaden spoon." / R. Barnes. An engagement in the oyster war on the Chesapeake / / from a sketch by F. Cresson Schell

"She pretended to eat a little of the furmity with the leaden spoon." ...

Illustrates scene of Mrs. Newsam and old saleswoman at the fair from Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge; and oyster boats at war in the Chesapeake Bay off the Maryland shore. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1... more

Map of Norfolk County, Va. : made for and published by authority of the Board of Supervisors /

Map of Norfolk County, Va. : made for and published by authority of th...

Shows names of some residents. Oriented with north to left. Norfolk County was a county of the South Hampton Roads in eastern Virginia, created in 1691. After the Civil War, portions of Norfolk County were lost... more

Maryland--The oyster war--A state police steamer overhauling a pirate boat on Chesapeake Bay, off Swan's Point / from a sketch by Frank Adams.

Maryland--The oyster war--A state police steamer overhauling a pirate ...

Two men on police boat arresting two men who are illegally oystering. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 65, no. 1686 (1888 Jan. 7), p. 345.

[C&O Canal from Wisconsin Avenue Bridge, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.]

[C&O Canal from Wisconsin Avenue Bridge, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.]

Pictorial Archive of Early American Architecture no. DC, GEO, 25-3. Photograph no. 5023.

[C&O Canal and Wisconsin Avenue Bridge, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.]

[C&O Canal and Wisconsin Avenue Bridge, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.]

Pictorial Archive of Early American Architecture no. DC, GEO, 25-6. Photograph no. 5489.

Oystering on the Chesapeake

Oystering on the Chesapeake

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1890 Jan 11, p. 20.

Up the Potomac, Williamsport

Up the Potomac, Williamsport

"Detroit Photographic Co." and "01844" on negative. Commissioned by Western Maryland Railroad. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 01844. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Point of Rocks, Maryland

Point of Rocks, Maryland

Listed in Detroit Publishing Co. negative log as no. 6116. "B&O dup" and "3 sec. left" on negative. Sky painted. Commissioned by Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 01817. Detroit Publishing C... more

Potomac River at Williamsport, Md

Potomac River at Williamsport, Md

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue P (1906). "886-G" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 016565. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Tow path, C & O Canal, near Washington

Tow path, C & O Canal, near Washington

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "X 112" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 013026. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Potomac River at Williamsport, Md

Potomac River at Williamsport, Md

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue P (1906). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 016564. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Sunset on the Potomac, near Washington

Sunset on the Potomac, near Washington

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 013027. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at Williamsport, Md

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at Williamsport, Md

Corresponding glass transparency (with same series code) available on videodisc frame 1A-29917. Mule-drawn canal boat in center. "886-G" on negative; "801-G" on transparency. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 016566. ... more

Picking crabs for market, on banks of Chesapeake Bay, Md., U.S.A.

Picking crabs for market, on banks of Chesapeake Bay, Md., U.S.A.

African Americans picking meat out of crabs. Stereo copyrighted by the Keystone View Co. No. 6893. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Ind. Shellfish; African Americans; Ph. Ind.

Oyster tongers fishing from stern, Chesapeake Bay, Md., U.S.A.

Oyster tongers fishing from stern, Chesapeake Bay, Md., U.S.A.

Stereo copyrightd by Keystone View Co. No. 6871. Caption card tracings: Fishing Oysters; Md. Chesapeake Bay; Photog. I.; Geogr.; Shelf.

Hut of oyster fisherman, Chesapeake Bay, near Sherwood, Md., U.S.A.

Hut of oyster fisherman, Chesapeake Bay, near Sherwood, Md., U.S.A.

3 African Americans standing in foreground; one of them holding a rifle over his shoulder. Stereo copyrighted by the Keystone View Co. No. 6889. Title from item. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Ind. Shellfish; A... more

The Chesapeake

The Chesapeake

People bathing in front of the Chesapeake hotel. H58977 U.S. Copyright Office. Wittemann Collection. Copyright by Henry Rinn, Jr.

Dredging oysters from sailing craft, Chesapeake Bay, Md., U.S.A.

Dredging oysters from sailing craft, Chesapeake Bay, Md., U.S.A.

3 men working on boat. Stereo copyrighted by Keystone View Co. Title from item. No. 6891. Caption card tracings: Ind. Shellfish; Geogr.; Ph. Ind.

Hut of oyster fishermen, Chesapeake Bay, near Sherwood, Md., U.S.A.

Hut of oyster fishermen, Chesapeake Bay, near Sherwood, Md., U.S.A.

Two African American women and one man standing outside building, near water. H68658 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 6889.

Oyster tongers fishing from side of boat, Chesapeake Bay, Md., U.S.A.

Oyster tongers fishing from side of boat, Chesapeake Bay, Md., U.S.A.

Stereo copyrightd by Keystone View Co. No. 6872. Title from item. Caption card tracings: Fishing Oysters; Md. Chesapeake Bay; Photog. I.; Geogr.; Shelf.

[Group disembarking from a rowboat along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal near the Abner Cloud House at Fletcher's Cove, Georgetown, D.C.]

[Group disembarking from a rowboat along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal...

Photograph shows a woman and man stepping out of a rowboat as a boy holds the boat on land.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

Boy seated on beam; bridge lock in background. Georgetown? Washington, D.C. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. LOT subdivision subject: C&O Canal. National Photo Company Collect... more

Lock on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal near Washington, D.C.

Lock on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal near Washington, D.C.

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. LOT subdivision subject: C & O Canal. National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). No. 245. Photo by Herbert E. French, ca. 1912. ... more

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