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[Design by Albrecht Dürer for 16th century fortification]

[Design by Albrecht Dürer for 16th century fortification]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Etliche Underricht zu Befestigung der Stett, Schloss und Flecken / Albrecht Dürer. [Nürenberg : 1527]. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western... More

Opera Mathematica ou Oeuvres Mathematiques Traictant de Geometrie, Perspective, Architecture, et Fortification

Opera Mathematica ou Oeuvres Mathematiques Traictant de Geometrie, Per...

Written by Samuel Marolois (Netherlandish, 1572–before 1627 The Hague)

Two cannons, two soldiers seen from the back seated to the right, from 'Equipment needed for Fortification' (Recueil de diverses pièces très nécessaires à la fortification)

Two cannons, two soldiers seen from the back seated to the right, from...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

A mortar without a carriage lying on the ground to the right, soldiers firing cannons creating clouds of smoke in the background, from 'Equipment needed for Fortification' (Recueil de diverses pièces très nécessaires à la fortification)

A mortar without a carriage lying on the ground to the right, soldiers...

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Havana op 't Eyland Cvba.

Havana op 't Eyland Cvba.

Relief shown pictorially and by gradient tints. Shows aerial view of the port of Havana on the island of Cuba including buildings, ships, and fortifications. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinck... More

Jönköpings slott. Plan för Jönköpings befästning.

Jönköpings slott. Plan för Jönköpings befästning.

Jönköpings slott. Plan för Jönköpings befästning.

Eigendliche Abbildung der Neuen erbauten Vestung dess Grafen von Serin, welche genandt wird Serin-War sampt den umbligenden Schantzen, Flüssen ... auch was sich auff diesen Plätzen, vor blutige Treffen oder Scharmützel, hin und wider zugetragen, welches hier alles ausführlich beschrieben ist, dessgleichen auch der gantze Inhalt dess Kupfferstücks mit Lateinischen Buchstaben nach dem Alphabet verzeichnet ist

Eigendliche Abbildung der Neuen erbauten Vestung dess Grafen von Serin...

Birds-eye view print shows a bend in the Mura River with an island across from the New Zerin War fortress (Novi Zrin Fortress (Croatia). Also shown are tents, trees and lake behind a dam. Also includes inset po... More

Die Vestung Neu Serin

Die Vestung Neu Serin

Print shows map of the walled fortress of Novi Zrin on the Muhr River and swamp. Also Birds-eye view of the village Legrad, troop locations, including the camp for the company under Montecucule, the Emperor, Cr... More

Urbs et arx Mitovia sedes celsis. Curlandiae Ducis ab Exell. Dn. Campi Mareschallo Comite Duglasio occupata A. 1659 ; Dobbleena arx cellciss. Curlandiae ducis a suecis occupata an. 1659

Urbs et arx Mitovia sedes celsis. Curlandiae Ducis ab Exell. Dn. Campi...

Dobbleena arx cellciss. Curlandiae ducis a suecis occupata an. 1659 Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Plan de la va. y Fuerte Rl. de la Isla Martinica.

Plan de la va. y Fuerte Rl. de la Isla Martinica.

Relief shown by hachures. Oriented with north toward the lower left. Watermarks: I. Honig; and, fleur-de-lis. Black and brown inks. Mounted on cloth backing. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 520 Available also through t... More

A plan of Louisbourg

A plan of Louisbourg

Scale ca. 1:4,000 and ca. 1:10,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north to the left. Has watermark. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 336 Available also thr... More

Shell King: A Man with a Map of a Fortification

Shell King: A Man with a Map of a Fortification

Johannes Brandenberg (Swiss, Zug 1661–1729 Zug)

Plan du fort projetteʾ au nouveau Bilocxy.

Plan du fort projetteʾ au nouveau Bilocxy.

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

Accurater Grundris und Prospect der weltberuhmten Hollandischen Haupt und Handels-Stadt Amsterdam /

Accurater Grundris und Prospect der weltberuhmten Hollandischen Haupt ...

Selected buildings and ships shown pictorially. Index in Dutch. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Includes index to points of interest, index of ramparts, inset panoramic "Prospect der vortresslichen ... More

Luxembourg, une fortresse tres-celebre de la duché de cette nom dans Pais-Bas /

Luxembourg, une fortresse tres-celebre de la duché de cette nom dans P...

Relief shown by hachures. Title and index in French and German; text in German. Appears in Seutter's Grosser Atlas worinnen enthalten alle die jenige geographisches Universal-Special- und Particular-Mappen, mit... More

A plan of Fort St. Louis, St. Joseph, St. Jago & of St. Philip scituated at ye entrance of Cartagena Harbour or Boca-Chica with ye parts adjacent and also of the attacks made against the said forts /

A plan of Fort St. Louis, St. Joseph, St. Jago & of St. Philip scituat...

In lower margin: To his grace Iohn Duke of Montagu, this plan is most humbly dedicated by his graces, most dutifull & most obedient servant, Iohn Thomas. Oriented with north to the left. Pen-and-ink and waterco... More

Plan du Fort Condé de la Mobille, marqué en rouge dans l'Etat quil est presentement 1743, avec la partie de l'augementation [i.e. l'augmentation] proposée, marqué en jeaune [i.e. jaune].

Plan du Fort Condé de la Mobille, marqué en rouge dans l'Etat quil est...

Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Shows Mobile and Fort Condé (later renamed Fort Charlotte), Alabama. "Echelle de cent cinquante toises." Pen-and-ink and watercolor (green, brown, red, yellow). "This Fr... More

A view of the most material instruments used in fortification and gunnery

A view of the most material instruments used in fortification and gunn...

Composite of many instruments of warfare and fortification. Illus. in: London Magazine, 1746, v. 15. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Plan général du Fort Septentrional du Detour des Anglois, tel qu'il est présentement : [Louisiana] /

Plan général du Fort Septentrional du Detour des Anglois, tel qu'il es...

Relief shown pictorially. Shows buildings, internal facilities, and surrounding area. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Mounted on cloth backing. Copy annotated in pencil in lower left margin: 84482. A progress repor... More

Plan de la ville de Québec.

Plan de la ville de Québec.

Scale ca. 1:3,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Indexed for points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 594 Available... More

A Plan of the fort at Chiegnecto

A Plan of the fort at Chiegnecto

Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Has watermark. Includes index to points of interest and profile view. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site a... More

Plan du Petit Goâve et de son acul pour servir au projet général de sa défense par mer en 1752.

Plan du Petit Goâve et de son acul pour servir au projet général de sa...

Scale ca. 1:5,200. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on tracing paper. Has watermark. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings. Imperfect: Deteriorated and discolored along folds. On verso, uppe... More

Les provinces des Pays-Bas Catholiques ou A most exact map of Flanders or ye Austrian Netherlands &c : it comprehends all the towns, villages, abbeys, monasteries throughout all these provinces &c

Les provinces des Pays-Bas Catholiques ou A most exact map of Flanders...

Most exact map of Flanders or ye Austrian Netherlands &c Courtesy of Boston Public Library

En Amerique Quebec ; Louisbourg

En Amerique Quebec ; Louisbourg

Relief shown by hachures. Québec map oriented with north to the right. LC copy mounted on cloth. LC Maps and charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789, 596 Available also through the Library of Con... More

L'Isthme de L'Acadie, Baye du Beaubassin, en Anglois Shegnekto, environs du Fort Beausejour. A Paris chez le Rougé rüe des Augustins"

L'Isthme de L'Acadie, Baye du Beaubassin, en Anglois Shegnekto, enviro...

Relief shown by land form drawings. "Totum opus aqua forti, pro conatu Le Rouge." LC copy imperfect: Fragile, liquid staining along left edge. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

S[i]r: This is minuts of the fort at Crown Point and of the redouts built round it; which I took on the mountain to the west of Crown Point abt. a miles distance.

S[i]r: This is minuts of the fort at Crown Point and of the redouts bu...

Scale ca. 1:6,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Has watermarks. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

Plans of Fort Halifax in Nova Scotia and Fort Western and Fort Francfort in Maine

Plans of Fort Halifax in Nova Scotia and Fort Western and Fort Francfo...

Title provided by cataloger. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Plan de la ville de Quebec.

Plan de la ville de Quebec.

Scale ca. 1:7,000. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications. Indexed for points of interest. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 595 Available also through the Library o... More

Attaques des forts de Chouaguen en Amérique : pris par les français commandé par le marquis de Montcalm le 14 août 1756

Attaques des forts de Chouaguen en Amérique : pris par les français co...

Engraved map of the British fortifications at the mouth of the Oswego River (now in city of Oswego, N.Y.) as depicted by the French. Shows military actions taken in the capture of Fort Oswego (August 1756). Rel... More

A plan of the city, and fortifications, of Louisburg

A plan of the city, and fortifications, of Louisburg

Plan of the city and harbour of Louisburg, with the French batteries that defended it and those of the English, shewing that part of Gabarus Bay, in which they landed, and the ground on which they encamped suri... More

A plan of the city, and fortifications, of Louisburg;

A plan of the city, and fortifications, of Louisburg;

Scale ca. 1:3,500. LC copy trimmed to border. Includes text, index to fortification, "The profile," and insets of "A plan of the city and harbour of Louisburg ... during the siege in 1745" and "A map of Gabarus... More

A plan of the city & harbour of Louisburg : shewing that part of Gabarus Bay in which the English landed, also their encampment during the Siege in 1745

A plan of the city & harbour of Louisburg : shewing that part of Gabar...

Plan of the city and harbor of Louisbourg Courtesy of Boston Public Library

A plan of the city of Louisbourg with its fortifications

A plan of the city of Louisbourg with its fortifications

Relief shown by hachures. Transfer from Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Aug. 2010. Gift from Mark Hutchins, Hutchins & Associates. Indexed. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a... More

A plan of Quebec, metropolis of Canada in North America

A plan of Quebec, metropolis of Canada in North America

Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications. Oriented with north to the right. Appears in the London Magazine, April 1759, volume 28. Includes index to points of interest. LC copy mounted on cloth. LC Maps a... More

A plan of Quebec

A plan of Quebec

Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications. Oriented with north to the right. Includes inset "The port & environs of Quebec as it was when attack'd by the English". LC copy mounted on cloth. LC Maps and cha... More

A plan of the River St. Lawrence from the Falls of Montmorenci to Sillery, with the operations of the siege of Quebec

A plan of the River St. Lawrence from the Falls of Montmorenci to Sill...

Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications and military activity in the vicinity of Québec. Includes illustrations, index to ships, etc., and indexed inset "A plan of the action gained by the English near Q... More

Plan of the fort and fortress at Crown Point with their environs. With the disposition of the English Army under the command of Genl. Amherst encamp'd there 1759.

Plan of the fort and fortress at Crown Point with their environs. With...

Scale 1:7,200; 200 yards to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading and hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes "References."... More

A plan of Quebec

A plan of Quebec

Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications. Oriented with north to the right. Includes index to points of interest and text. Insets: The port & environs of Quebec as it was when attack'd by the English -- A... More

An authentic plan of the River St. Lawrence from Sillery to the Falls of Montmorency

An authentic plan of the River St. Lawrence from Sillery to the Falls ...

Shows fortifications and military activity in the vicinity of Québec. Includes illustrations and notes. LC copy mounted on cloth backed paper. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Plan of the town & fortifications of Montreal, or Ville Marie in Canada

Plan of the town & fortifications of Montreal, or Ville Marie in Canad...

Oriented with north to the upper right. Appears in the London Magazine, October 1760, volume 29. Includes inset "View of the town &c. of Montreal". LC copy mounted on cloth backed paper. LC Maps and charts of N... More

Plan of the town and citadel of Fort Royal, the capital of Martinico with the Bay of Cul de Sac Royal /

Plan of the town and citadel of Fort Royal, the capital of Martinico w...

Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 2051 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inset: Port du Carenage. LC copy annotat... More

Plan of the town & fortifications of Montreal, or Ville Marie in Canada

Plan of the town & fortifications of Montreal, or Ville Marie in Canad...

Oriented with north to the upper right. Includes inset "View of the town &c. of Montreal". Listed as another copy of entry 615 in LC Maps and charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789, but is inste... More

A Sketch of the harbour of Port Francoise on the Island of Hispaniola

A Sketch of the harbour of Port Francoise on the Island of Hispaniola

Scale ca. 1:28,000. Title on verso: 82, Port Francoise in Hispaniola. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on tracing paper. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings sh... More

A plan of the town and citadel of Fort Royal in Martinico : the last landing place of our army and the country through which it marched to the attack /

A plan of the town and citadel of Fort Royal in Martinico : the last l...

Also shows Bay and Cul de Sac Royal. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Differs slightly from the map of Fort Royal in London Magazine, April 1762, v. 31. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, ... More

Plan of the town & fort of Grenada

Plan of the town & fort of Grenada

Shows town, fort, and harbor of Saint George's. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. In upper margin: For the London Magazine. From London magazine, or, Gentleman's monthly intelligencer. Decemb... 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

Plan of the bay, town, fortifications, and environs, of St. Pierre, in the island of Martinique

Plan of the bay, town, fortifications, and environs, of St. Pierre, in...

Scale ca. 1:8,400. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Stamped on: Hydrographical Office. Includes descriptive index and text. LC Maps of North Americ... More

Plan de la ville et du port de Boston : capitale de la Nouvelle Angleterre : erigée prémierement en 1630, et en 1735 elle fut divisée en douze quartiers .. terrible en 1760

Plan de la ville et du port de Boston : capitale de la Nouvelle Anglet...

The talent and skill of Jean Lattré, a French publisher and engraver, are displayed in this attractive map of the immediate environs of Boston. The city and harbor command a sparse but forceful appearance in wh... More

A survey of Lake Champlain including Crown Point and St. Iohn's on which is fixed the line of forty five degrees north lattit. terminating the boundarys betwe[e]n the provinces of Quebec and New York agre[e]able to his Majesty's proclamation done by order and instruction of the Honourable James Murray, esqr., Governor of the Province of Quebec and the Honourable His Majestys Council

A survey of Lake Champlain including Crown Point and St. Iohn's on whi...

Scale ca. 1:127,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. In pencil, lower left margin: No. 10. Includes descriptive notes and... 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 plan of the city, and fortifications, of Louisburg : from a survey made by Richard Gridley, Lieut. Coll. of the Train of Artillery in 1745 ; a plan of the city and harbour of Louisburg, with the French batteries that defended it, and those of the English, shewing that part of Gabarus Bay, in which they landed, and the ground on which they encamped during the siege in 1758

A plan of the city, and fortifications, of Louisburg : from a survey m...

Plan of the city and harbour of Louisburg, with the French batteries that defended it, and those of the English, shewing that part of Gabarus Bay, in which they landed, and the ground on which they encamped dur... More

Plan de la ville des Cayes, dans l'Isle Saint Domingue.

Plan de la ville des Cayes, dans l'Isle Saint Domingue.

Scale ca. 1:7,500. LC copy imperfect: Subtitle illegible. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: Paris. Stamped on: Dépôt général de la guerra. Ministère de la guerre, Dépôt de la ... More

Plan of Fort George and adjacent works at Pensacola in West Florida.

Plan of Fort George and adjacent works at Pensacola in West Florida.

Scale 1:1,800; 150 ft. to an in. Manuscript; pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading and hachures. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1659 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site a... More

[Xinxi Ying yu tu]

[Xinxi Ying yu tu]

Scale ca. 1:20,000. Title supplied. Relief shown pictorially. Pictorial map. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows the fortress and existing military deployment of Xinxi ying in Xinping County, Yunnan Province. Hum... More

Draught of an intrenched camp proposed to be erected near Elisabeth Town.

Draught of an intrenched camp proposed to be erected near Elisabeth To...

Scale not given. Title on verso: Fortified camp at Elizh. Town, Jersey ... Manuscript, pen-and-ink. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1290 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ... More

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

Exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America.

Exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America.

Scale ca. 1:3,500. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by form lines. "Engrav'd for the Pennsylv[ani]a magazine." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North A... More

Plan of the rebels works on Prospect-Hill. Plan of the rebels works on Winter-Hill.

Plan of the rebels works on Prospect-Hill. Plan of the rebels works on...

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 917 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

Exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America

Exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America

Based on a map published in the Pennsylvania Magazine (August 1775), this is one of the few maps to show how the British set up their blockade on Boston Neck. The blockade was designed to protect English troops... More

Plan of the town & fortifications of Montreal or ville Marie in Canada - view of the town &c of Montreal / Aitkin sc.

Plan of the town & fortifications of Montreal or ville Marie in Canada...

Print shows map "Plan of the town & fortifications of Montreal or ville Marie in Canada" on the Saint Lawrence River, with insert, after D. Pomarede (see no. 352), "View of the town &c of Montreal" which the fo... More

A draught of the towns of Boston and Charles Town and the circumjacent country shewing the works thrown up by His Majesty's troops, and also those by the rebels, during the campaign: 1775.

A draught of the towns of Boston and Charles Town and the circumjacent...

Scale ca. 1:26,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Watermark: J. Whatman. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings. "N.B. The rebels entrenchments are express'd as they appear from Beacon Hil... More

[Plan of the Neck and environs.

[Plan of the Neck and environs.

Scale ca. 1:12,000. Title in brackets on verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications at the Boston Neck and ranges to differe... More

Major Genl. Howe's encampment on Bunkers Hill at Charles T., June 1775.

Major Genl. Howe's encampment on Bunkers Hill at Charles T., June 1775...

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Shows position of troops and fortifications. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps... More

Map of the environs of Boston

Map of the environs of Boston

Appearing August 28, 1775, in the London publication, The Remembrancer, this was one of the earliest British depictions of Boston and vicinity following the battle at Bunker Hill. This generalized sketch map fo... More

A new and correct plan of the town of Boston, and provincial camp

A new and correct plan of the town of Boston, and provincial camp

Published in the July 1775 issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine or American Monthly edited by Thomas Paine, this was the earliest printed depiction of Boston after the battle at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. The in... More

Plan of Boston & vicinity.

Plan of Boston & vicinity.

Scale ca. 1:24,000. Title from verso, legible only with back lighting. Alternate title from Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America: Boston and environs, showing entrenchments. Manuscript, pen-and-ink an... More

Plan of the peninsula of Charles Town shewing the three posts that His Majesty's troops have kept and fortified with buildings therein for guard rooms, Boston, 3th. [sic] Decr. 1775. To His Excellency Major General Howe, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces, &c.

Plan of the peninsula of Charles Town shewing the three posts that His...

Scale ca. 1:4,860. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Dedication is in different ink from drafting of map. Includes index to major fortifications. LC Maps of North Ame... More

A Plan oe [i.e. of] the British lines on Boston Neck in August 1775.

A Plan oe [i.e. of] the British lines on Boston Neck in August 1775.

Scale ca. 1:3,300. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Oriented with north to the bottom. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 915 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a... More

Exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America

Exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America

General Gage's fortifications on Boston Neck, in the year 1775 Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Boston, S. West part. No. 25.

Boston, S. West part. No. 25.

Scale ca. 1:5,600. Title in pencil; matches title in Peter Force's catalog of manuscript maps. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown by hachures. Shows fortifications... More

[Plan of the "Neck" and fortifications] Delivd. to H.E. Gl. Gage, June 30th. 1775.--J.M.

[Plan of the "Neck" and fortifications] Delivd. to H.E. Gl. Gage, June...

Scale ca. 1:5,650. Title from P. L. Phillips' A list of maps of America, p. 148. Alternate title from Peter Force's catalog of manuscript maps: Works for defense of Boston. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolo... More