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An island or isle is any piece of subcontinental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, and a small island off the coast may be called a holm. Sedimentary islands in the Ganges delta are called chars. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands, such as the Philippines, is referred to as an archipelago.

An island may be described as such, despite the presence of an artificial land bridge; examples are Singapore and its causeway, and the various Dutch delta islands, such as IJsselmonde. Some places may even retain "island" in their names for historical reasons after being connected to a larger landmass by a land bridge or landfill, such as Coney Island and Coronado Island, though these are, strictly speaking, tied islands. Conversely, when a piece of land is separated from the mainland by a man-made canal, for example the Peloponnese by the Corinth Canal, more or less the entirety of Fennoscandia by the White Sea Canal, or Marble Hill in northern Manhattan during the time between the building of the United States Ship Canal and the filling-in of the Harlem River which surrounded the area, it is generally not considered an island.

There are two main types of islands in the sea: continental and oceanic. There are also artificial islands, which are man-made.

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[Aeneas' ship landing on an island]

[Aeneas' ship landing on an island]

Illus. in: French ed. of Virgil's Aeneid, publ. in Lyon in 1483 by Guillaume Le Roy. Reference copy may be in LOT 4714. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior (16th-19th centuries), south wall, with Arkhangelsk Tower, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Monastery, Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior (1558-1566), Priadil'naia (Spinning) Tower (late 16th century), southwest view across Bay of Felicity, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior (16th-19th centuries), southwest view across Bay of Felicity, evening, after storm, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, (16th-19th centuries), southwest view across Bay of Felicity, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, (16th-19th centuries), Solovetskii Island, Russia
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, Arkhangelsk Tower (late 16th century), Solovetskii Island, Russia
Church of St. Andrew (1702), east view, with stone dwelling (mid 16th century), and White Sea in background, Bol'shoi Zaiatskii Island, Russia
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior (16th-19th centuries), southwest view, late evening, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior (16th-19th centuries), southwest view from the White Sea, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, (16th-19th centuries), Solovetskii Island, Russia
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, White Tower (late 16th century), interior, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior (16th-19th centuries), northwest view across Bay of Felicity, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior (16th-19th centuries), northeast view across Holy Lake, with White Tower (left), Arkhangelsk Tower, and St. Nicholas Tower (right), Solovetskii Island, Russia
Johannes Staden arrives at unknown island and finds Portugese already there. Supraway, 18 miles from S. Vincentii Insula

Johannes Staden arrives at unknown island and finds Portugese already ...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, page 10. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Two mermaids, men on island, ships and boats]

[Two mermaids, men on island, ships and boats]

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, Decima Tertia pars historiae Americanae, ..., part 13, p. 4. Ref. copy may be in SSF(Gr) - MERMAIDS. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[Dutch ships anchored in harbor of Helena Island in Arctic during Willem Barents' voyage of exploration in 159-]

[Dutch ships anchored in harbor of Helena Island in Arctic during Will...

Engraving by Raygnald Elftrake. Illus. in: Linschoten, 1598, p. 172-73. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: B.I.; Neth. Hist. 159-; Arctic Expl.; Geogr.; Publ. Ind.

[Dutch and Portuguese fighting over fresh water supply. Principe Island. West Africa]
[Fighting on an island after a shipwreck - Dutch East Indies - 16--]

[Fighting on an island after a shipwreck - Dutch East Indies - 16--]

Illus. in: Francois Pelsaert, Ongeluckige Voyagie Van't Schip Batavia ... 1648, facing p. 14 - fold-out plate. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI; Geogr.; Shipwrecks.

[Map of California shown as an island].

[Map of California shown as an island].

Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

[Maps of Bermuda, Iceland, Jan Mayen Island, and Newfoundland].

[Maps of Bermuda, Iceland, Jan Mayen Island, and Newfoundland].

Relief shown pictorially on some maps. Originally printed on 1 sheet. The maps appear on plate [166] in the author's Corso geografico universale. Venetia : A spefe dell' autore, 1692-[1694]. Available also thro... More

[Map showing Trinidad Island and adjacent coast of Venezuela].

[Map showing Trinidad Island and adjacent coast of Venezuela].

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Watermark: PVL [Pieter van Ley] in 1 character. Black, red, and yellow inks. Mounted on cloth backing. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 808 Available also through the... More

An exact draught of the island of New Providence one of the Bahama Islands in the West Indies.

An exact draught of the island of New Providence one of the Bahama Isl...

Scale ca. 1:50,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1... More

Vue de l'intérieur d'une Maison dans l'Isle d'Uliétea. Representation d'une danse à la mode du pays. (View of the interior of a house on the island of Uliétea. Representation of a dance in the custom of the country.)

Vue de l'intérieur d'une Maison dans l'Isle d'Uliétea. Representation ...

Unknown (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Recto: u. r.: (within plate impression) Tome III . Pl. 6 . ; l. l.: (just beneath image) Palas Sculp : ; bottom center: (in French) Vue de l'intérieur d'une M... More

[Map of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti & Dominican Republic)]

[Map of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti & Dominican Republic)]

Illus. in: Jean Labat, Nouveau Voyage ... La Haye, 1724, v. 2, oppos. p. 199. Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - MAPS HISPANOLIA 1724. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card ... More

A plan of George Stadt Camp near the River Guantamano in the island of Cuba and also of the intrenchments made on the adjacent hills, represented more at large with their profils /
Tybee Island. Historic map, Library of Congress

Tybee Island. Historic map, Library of Congress

Covers part of Tybee Island (Ga.) and part of surrounding islands and waters. Shows buildings and vegetation. Depths shown by soundings. Pen-and-ink, watercolor, and pencil. Oriented with north to the bottom. C... More

A new & accurate map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islands, taken from an actual survey; wherein the errors of former charts are corrected. An accurate map of the island of St. Christopher, vulgarly called S. Kits, containing all the towns, parishes, forts &c.

A new & accurate map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islands, taken from an ac...

Scale ca. 1:95,000 and ca. 1:110,000. Relief shown pictorially. "No. 64." From the author's A complete atlas or distinct view of the known world. 1752. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 2147 Available also t... More

A new & accurate map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islands, taken from an actual survey; wherein the errors of former charts are corrected. An accurate map of the island of St. Christopher, vulgarly called St. Kits, containing all the towns, parishes, forts &c.
A new & accurate map of the island of Cuba. A new & accurate map of the islands of Hispaniola or St. Domingo and Porto Rico.

A new & accurate map of the island of Cuba. A new & accurate map of th...

Scale ca. 1:2,700,000. Islands outlined in color; hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "No. 65." From the author's A complete atlas or distinct view of the known world. 1752. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1... More

A new and exact map of the island of St. Christopher in America, according to an actual and accurate survey made in the year 1753. Describing the several parishes, with their respective limits, contents, & churches; also the high ways, the situation of every gentleman's plantation, mills, and houses; with the rivers, and gutts. Likewise the bays, roads, rocks, shoals and soundings that surround the whole.
An exact chart of the river St. Lawrence, from Port Frontenac to the island of Anticosti shewing the soundings, rocks, shoals &c with views of the lands and all necessary instructions for navigating that river to Quebec.

An exact chart of the river St. Lawrence, from Port Frontenac to the i...

Scale ca. 1:695,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. Includes text. Insets: The Seven Islands.--A continuation of the river from Quebec to Lake Ontario.--St. Nicholas or Engl... More

A map of Fort Royal Bay in the island of Martinico.

A map of Fort Royal Bay in the island of Martinico.

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. In upper margin: For the Lond. Mag. From The London magazine, or, Gentleman's monthly intelligencer. October 1758, v. 27. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789... More

A map of the island of Hispaniola or St. Domingo /

A map of the island of Hispaniola or St. Domingo /

Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1852 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. In upper margin: For the London Magazine. From London magazine, or,... More

A new and correct chart of the harbour of Havana on the island of Cuba with a plan of ye city &c.

A new and correct chart of the harbour of Havana on the island of Cuba...

Scale ca. 1:13,500. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north toward the lower left. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1806 Available also through the Library of Congress Web s... More

A Plan of the island of Porto Rico.

A Plan of the island of Porto Rico.

Scale ca. 1:3,400,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Includes text, distance chart, and population table, which gives the number of communicants, v... More

Design for Governor's Island.

Design for Governor's Island.

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. At head of title, in pencil: No. 50. Stamped on verso: John Montresor. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1142 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site... More

A new chart of the river St. Laurence, from the island of Anticosti to the falls of Richelieu: With all the islands, rocks, shoals, and soundings, also particular directions for navigating the river with safety. Taken by the order of Charles Saunders, Esqr. ... in the expedition against Quebec in 1759.

A new chart of the river St. Laurence, from the island of Anticosti to...

Scale ca. 1:150,000. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Soundings shown in fathoms. Originally on 12 plates. "This chart was drawn from particular surveys of the following places; and published for the u... More

The island of Hispaniola called by the French St. Domingo. Subject to France & Spain.

The island of Hispaniola called by the French St. Domingo. Subject to ...

Scale ca. 1:1,750,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Description of the Spanish West Indies. 1762. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1853 Available also through the Library ... More

An exact plan of the city, fortifications & harbour of Havana in the island of Cuba /

An exact plan of the city, fortifications & harbour of Havana in the i...

Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. From Universal magazine of knowledge and pleasure. May 1762, v. 30. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1814 Available also through the Library of Congress ... More

This map of the county of Middlesex in the island of Jamaica /

This map of the county of Middlesex in the island of Jamaica /

Hand colored. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1937 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inscribed "To the Right Honorable Wills, Earl of Hillsborough, first lord commi... More

This map of the county of Surry [sic] in the island of Jamaica /

This map of the county of Surry [sic] in the island of Jamaica /

Hand colored. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1938 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inscribed "To the right honorable George Grenville, Esq., first lord commission... More

This map of the county of Cornwall, in the island of Jamaica /
Northern part of the Gut of Canso, part of the island of Cape Bocton,

Northern part of the Gut of Canso, part of the island of Cape Bocton,

Scale not given. Title from annotation on verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Depths shown by soundings. Has watermark. Annotated on verso: Purchased out of Lord Colvil's collection. LC Maps of North... More

Designs for fortifying Governors Island near New York.

Designs for fortifying Governors Island near New York.

Scale 1:144; 12 ft. to an in. Title from verso. Manuscript; pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows "Section thro' A, B." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1141 Available also through the Library of Congress Web s... More

A north view of Pensacola, on the Island of Santa Rosa / drawn by Dom. Serres.

A north view of Pensacola, on the Island of Santa Rosa / drawn by Dom....

Print shows view of Pensacola from aboard ship with boats in the foreground.

A view of the of the Pierced Island, a remarkable rock in the Gulf of St. Laurence - two leagues to the southward of Gaspée Bay Vuë de l'Isle Percée, rocher remarquable dans le Golfe St. Laurent a 2 lieues au sud de la Baye de Gaspe / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Hery. Smyth ; engraved by P. Canot.

A view of the of the Pierced Island, a remarkable rock in the Gulf of ...

Print shows a warship in the foreground approaching rock formation in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Title from item. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No. 53 in Fleet Street, Thos. Je... More

An east view of Fort Royal in the Island of Guadaloupe Vue du Fort Royal, dans l'Isle de Guadaloupe, du Cote de l'Est / / drawn on the spot by Lieut. Arch. Campbell Engineer ; engraved by Peter Mazell.

An east view of Fort Royal in the Island of Guadaloupe Vue du Fort Roy...

Print showing a view of Fort Royal on the coast of the Island of Guadeloupe with soldiers relaxing in the foreground, ships at sea, and sun rising in the background. Title from item. Plate numbered in lower rig... More

[New York Island and East Jersey. Unfinished.

[New York Island and East Jersey. Unfinished.

Scale ca. 1:17,000. Title from manuscript catalog of the Peter Force map collection. Variant title in Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America: Topography of upper part of Manhattan Island from about 85th... More

Bunker's Hill on N. York Island

Bunker's Hill on N. York Island

Drawing shows distant view of wooded landscape with a few buildings. Title from item. Inscriptions on front are difficult to decipher. Inscribed in ink on the back: Montresor. Possibly owned or drawn by John Mo... More

The Natche, a ceremony in honour of the Kings son in Tongataboo [i.e. Tongatabu] / Webber del. ; Angus sc.
A proclamation: Whereas the enemy have invaded this state, and now occupy John's and James Island, and the reduction of this town is undoubtedly their object. [Re. bearing arms] [Charleston, S, C. 177-].
[Old map of Brooklyn and greater part of King's County, Long Island.

[Old map of Brooklyn and greater part of King's County, Long Island.

Scale ca. 1:82,000. Title from P. L. Phillips' A list of maps of America, p. 175. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown pictorially. In pencil: No. 32. Includes distance chart... More

[A chart of New York Island & North River: East River, passage through Hell Gate, Flushing Bay, Hampstead Bay, Oyster, Huntington Bay, Cow Harbour, East Chester Inlet, Rochell, Rye, Patrick Islands, ec.

[A chart of New York Island & North River: East River, passage through...

Scale ca. 1:50,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy incomplete: Western half missing. Shows Long Island north shore from Eaton's Neck west to Cow Bay. Available also through the Lib... More

Afiatooka, or Morai in Tongataboo [i.e. Tongatabu] / Webber del. ; Cook sculp.
A general & particular plan of the island of Castle William near Boston, shewing the works in their original & present state, together with sections thro' the same. Carried on and survey'd under the direction of and by John Montrésor, Esqr., engineer extraordinary & Capt. Lieut. by order of the Honble: Thomas Gage, Esqr., Lieutenant General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces in North America.

A general & particular plan of the island of Castle William near Bosto...

Scale 1:600; 50 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Imperfect: Hole in center. "No. 11." Includes index to ... More

An exact chart of the river St. Lawrence, from Fort Frontenac to the island of Anticosti shewing the soundings, rocks, shoals &c with views of the lands and all necessary instructions for navigating that river to Quebec.

An exact chart of the river St. Lawrence, from Fort Frontenac to the i...

Scale ca. 1:695,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. Includes descriptive text. Insets: The Seven Islands.--A continuation of the river from Quebec to Lake Ontario.--St. Nich... More

An exact chart of the river St. Laurence, from Fort Frontenac to the island of Anticosti shewing the soundings, rocks, shoals &c with views of the lands and all necessary instructions for navigating that river to Quebec.

An exact chart of the river St. Laurence, from Fort Frontenac to the i...

Scale ca. 1:695,000 Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. Includes descriptive text. Insets: The Seven Islands.--A continuation of the river from Quebec to Lake Ontario.--St. Nicho... More

A New map of the island of Jamaica, from an actual survey.
In Congress, May 17, 1775. Resolved that all exportations to Quebec, Nova-Scotia, the Island of St. John’s Newfoundland, Georgia, except the Parish of St. John’s and to East and West Florida immediately cease … May 29 Resolved that no provisions

In Congress, May 17, 1775. Resolved that all exportations to Quebec, N...

Photographic copy.; Not in Ford or Evans.; Stamped on verso: 452. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Prin... More

Long Island open on the north side of Nicks Mate Island

Long Island open on the north side of Nicks Mate Island

Print shows islands (Long Island Head, Gallop Island, and Nix's Mate) in Boston Harbor and a distant view, on the right, of Boston. Title from item. Illus. in: The Atlantic Neptune, published for the use of the... More

A plan of the island of St. John with the divisions of the counties, parishes, & the lots as granted by government, likewise the soundings round the coast and harbours.

A plan of the island of St. John with the divisions of the counties, p...

Scale ca. 1:260,000. Hand colored. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Includes table of administrative divisions and inset of "Gulf of St. Lawrence." Available also through th... More

A new map of Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada, composed from a great number of actual surveys; and other materials regulated by many new astronomical observations of the longitude as well as latitude;

A new map of Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent par...

Scale ca. 1:1,900,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. "VII" located above upper right corner of border. Shows Maritime Provinces, New England, and St. Lawrence Valley region ... More

A new chart of the river St. Laurence, from the island of Anticosti to the falls of Richelieu: With all the islands, rocks, shoals, and soundings, also particular directions for navigating the river with safety. Taken by the order of Charles Saunders, Esqr. ... in the expedition against Quebec in 1759

A new chart of the river St. Laurence, from the island of Anticosti to...

Scale ca. 1:150,000. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Depths shown in fathoms. Each sheet composed of 4 sections glued together. "This chart was drawn from particular surveys of the following places; a... More

A plan of the attack of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen, and of the American lines on New-York Island by the King's troops, on the 16th of November 1776.

A plan of the attack of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen, and of t...

Scale ca. 1:20,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Includes descriptive index. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1159 Available also through the Library of ... More

[Coast of Maine showing Blue Hill Bay, Penobscot Bay, Belfast Bay, Islesboro Island, Deer Island, and other islands.

[Coast of Maine showing Blue Hill Bay, Penobscot Bay, Belfast Bay, Isl...

Scale ca. 1:48,500. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Brittle on edges and deterioration along fold. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 859 Available also through the Lib... More

Plan of the attack the rebels on Long Island, by an officer of the Army.

Plan of the attack the rebels on Long Island, by an officer of the Arm...

Scale ca. 1:125,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Annotated showing additional names in a different hand. Includes "Explanation." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1147 Available al... More

Plan of the island of Tobago, laid down by actual survey under the direction of the Honorable the Commissioners for the Sale of Lands in the Ceded Islands.

Plan of the island of Tobago, laid down by actual survey under the dir...

Scale ca. 1:49,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Cadastral map. "To William Hewitt ... for adjusting & settling the differences & disputes which have arisen or may arise with respect to ... More

A plan of the Narrows of Hells-gate in the East River, near which batteries of cannon and mortars were erected on Long Island with a view to take off the defences and make breaches in the rebel fort on the opposite shore to facilitate a landing of troops on New York Island.

A plan of the Narrows of Hells-gate in the East River, near which batt...

Scale ca. 1:2,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. In upper margin: no. 6. Includes "References." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1154 Available also throug... More

[Mount Desert Island and neighboring coast of Maine. nautical chart

[Mount Desert Island and neighboring coast of Maine. nautical chart

Scale ca. 1:49,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows coast of Hancock County, Maine. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

[New York Island. Military; unfinished.

[New York Island. Military; unfinished.

Scale ca. 1:9,500. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Shows fortifications and redoubts north of the vicinity of Hell Gate befor... More

Plan of the island of Dominica laid down by actual survey under the direction of the Honorable the Commissioners for the Sale of Lands in the Ceded Islands,

Plan of the island of Dominica laid down by actual survey under the di...

Scale ca. 1:32,000. Hand colored. LC copy annotated on verso: Dominica. Relief shown by hachures. Cadastral map. Shows administrative boundaries. Inscribed "To His Excellency Thomas Shirely ... " Available also... More

The attack on the fort on Sulivan's Island the 28 June 1776 / painted by Henry Gray.

The attack on the fort on Sulivan's Island the 28 June 1776 / painted ...

Drawing shows British ships firing on Fort Sullivan on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Title from item. Illus. in: Memoirs of the American Revolution ... / by John Drayton. Charleston : Printed by A.E. Mille... More

[Mount Desert Island and neighboring coast of Maine. nautical chart
Attaque de l'armée des provinciaux dans Long Island du 27. aoust 1776; dessin de l'isle de New-York et des Etats.

Attaque de l'armée des provinciaux dans Long Island du 27. aoust 1776;...

Scale ca. 1:100,000. Hand colored. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Indexed. LC copy imperfect: A hole in middle of Manhattan Island. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1149 Available also through th... More

A view of New York, Governors Island, the river &c. from Long Island

A view of New York, Governors Island, the river &c. from Long Island

Print shows a panoramic view of the battle of Long Island. Title from item. Illus. in: The town and country magazine, or, Universal repository of knowledge, instruction, and entertainment. London : Printed for ... More

Thomas Jefferson, June-July 1776, Map of Action at Gwyn's Island, Chesapeake Bay
Plan of the island of St. Vincent laid down by actual survey under the direction of the Honorable the Commissioners for the Sale of Lands in the Ceded Islands.

Plan of the island of St. Vincent laid down by actual survey under the...

Scale ca. 1:32,000. Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian: Ferro. "To Sir William Young, Bart. ... this plan of the island of St. Vincent ... John Byres." Shows land granted to the Caribs, treaty boundaries,... More

[Coast of Maine showing entrances of Blue Hill Bay, Isle of Haut Bay, and Penobscot Bay, with Owls Head, Vinalhaven Island, Isle au Haut, and other islands.

[Coast of Maine showing entrances of Blue Hill Bay, Isle of Haut Bay, ...

Scale ca. 1:48,500. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: Deterioration along the bottom right edges... More

[Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

[Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

Scale ca. 1:51,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Includes navigational notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 976 Available also through the Library of Congress Web si... More

[Coast of Maine showing entrances of Blue Hill Bay, Isle of Haut Bay, and Penobscot Bay, with Owls Head, Vinalhaven Island, Isle au Haut, and other islands.

[Coast of Maine showing entrances of Blue Hill Bay, Isle of Haut Bay, ...

Scale ca. 1:48,500. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Brittle on edges and deterioration along fold. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 857 Available also through the Lib... More

[Coast of Maine from Salter Island to Portland Head. nautical chart

[Coast of Maine from Salter Island to Portland Head. nautical chart

Scale ca. 1:48,000. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Soundings shown in feet. LC copy imperfect: Deterioration along folds. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 856 Available also through the Library of Co... More

Fort on Noddles Island.

Fort on Noddles Island.

Scale 1:3,168; 264 ft. to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. One of a series of 5 drawings, in same hand, of fortifications around Boston after rebuilding by American forces... More

Plan of the island of Dominica, laid down by actual survey under the direction of the Honorable the Commissioners for the Sale of Lands in the Ceded Islands,

Plan of the island of Dominica, laid down by actual survey under the d...

Scale ca. 1:32,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Cadastral map. Shows administrative boundaries. Inscribed "To His Excellency Thomas Shirley ... " Available also through the Library of Congress Web s... More

[Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

[Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

Scale ca. 1:51,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along fold and margins. Includes navigational notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 977 Available a... More

Sketch of New York, narrows & part of Long Island with the roads.

Sketch of New York, narrows & part of Long Island with the roads.

Scale ca. 1:23,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Soundings in fathoms. Shows distances. In margin, upper left corner: No. 18. LC Maps of North America, 1750-... More

Sketch of the country illustrating the late engagement in Long Island.

Sketch of the country illustrating the late engagement in Long Island.

Scale ca. 1:310,000. Depths shown by soundings. From The Gentleman's magazine, v. 46, Oct. 1776. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1150 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ima... More

A map of that part of Pensylvania now the principle [sic] seat of war in America, wherein may be seen the situation of Philadelphia, Red Bank, Mud Island, & Germantown.

A map of that part of Pensylvania now the principle [sic] seat of war ...

Scale 1:63,360; an in. to a mile. Relief shown pictorially. "Between the two lines that cross Philadelphia was the first plan of that city." LC copy has annotation "17" in upper right corner. Includes notes on ... More

A survey of the city of Philadelphia and its environs shewing the several works constructed by His Majesty's troops, under the command of Sir William Howe, since their possession of that city 26th. September 1777, comprehending likewise the attacks against Fort Mifflin on Mud Island, and until it's reduction, 16th November 1777.

A survey of the city of Philadelphia and its environs shewing the seve...

Scale 1:14,400; 400 yards to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. Annotated: John Montresor, chief engineer. Map sections individually titled: Fort Mifflin on Great Mud Island... More

A topographical map of the northn. part of New York Island, exhibiting the plan of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen, with the rebels lines to the southward, which were forced by the troops under the command of the Rt. Honble. Earl Percy on the 16th. Novr. 1776, and survey'd immediately after by order of His Lordship,

A topographical map of the northn. part of New York Island, exhibiting...

Scale ca. 1:20,000. Relief shown by hachures LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1160 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2

A plan of the east part of Long Island Sound from remarks made on board His Majesty's ship the Lark, A.D. 1777.

A plan of the east part of Long Island Sound from remarks made on boar...

Scale ca. 1:127,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy annotated: By Lieutt. Knatchbull, Recd. 31 Jany. 1778. Includes directions for navigatio... More

A view from Paulushook of Horsimus on the Jersey shore and part of York Island

A view from Paulushook of Horsimus on the Jersey shore and part of Yor...

Drawing shows men cutting branches off trees and using stumps for a fence at the edge of a meadow with crops growing on the right, view of the bay in the background, showing the Jersey shore and York Island.

[Map of defenses of New York Island from Fort Washington to Fort Independence, with redoubts, etc. planned between.
View of the Rebel fort and works, on Mud Island comprehending Red-Bank on the Jersey shore; taken from * [southeast shore of Carpenter's Island] in front of the 6 gun battery / surveyed & drawn by P. Nicole.

View of the Rebel fort and works, on Mud Island comprehending Red-Bank...

Title from item. Illus. on map: A survey of the city of Philadelphia and its environs shewing the several works constructed by His Majesty's troops, ... / surveyed & drawn by P. Nicole. [1777?] Published in: Th... More

Plan von Rhode Island, und deren dem comando des Herrn General Majors Presgott inf dies-malig befundlichen campements.

Plan von Rhode Island, und deren dem comando des Herrn General Majors ...

Scale ca. 1:50,000. Relief shown by hachures. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Includes index to encampments, fortifications, and naval positions. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1014 Available also through the Li... More

A topographical map of the northn. part of New York Island, exhibiting the plan of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen, with the rebels lines to the southward, which were forced by the troops under the command of the Rt. Honble. Earl Percy, on the 16th Novr. 1776, and survey'd immediately after by order of His Lordship. To which is added the attack made to the northd. by the Hessians.

A topographical map of the northn. part of New York Island, exhibiting...

Scale ca. 1:20,000. Hand colored. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes descriptive index. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 651/2; 700

Plan of Amelia Island in East Florida, north point of Amelia Island lyes in 30:55 north latitude 80:23 w. longitude from London, taken from De Brahm's Map of South Caroline & Georgia. A chart of the entrance into St. Mary's River,
A plan of the attacks against Fort Miflin on Mud Island which surrendered 16th, November 1777 to the Kings troops under the command of the honorable Sir William Howe K.B. general and commander in chief &c., &c.
Part of Long Island; and the coast eastward to the shoals of Nantucket.

Part of Long Island; and the coast eastward to the shoals of Nantucket...

Scale ca. 1:600,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Prime meridian: Greenwich. Has watermarks. Soundings shown in fathoms. Includes view of "Sancoty Head S.S.W. 10 miles distant." LC Maps of North Amer... More

[New York Island.  Military.  Unfinished.

[New York Island. Military. Unfinished.

Scale ca. 1:12,000. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Title in manuscript on verso "A topographical map of the north part of New York Island." Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. ... More

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