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Old Maps, Charts, Plans & Surveys from British Archives

Heritage Charts is very proud to present our stunning collection of rare and historical maps, charts, and views of North America and the Caribbean across to the Middle East.

Drawn between 1769 through 1781, up to the 1850s  these beautiful charts, maps, plans and surveys tell the stories of developing nations.  Heritage Charts has sourced this material from original works preserved in British archives, much of which has remained virtually unseen and untouched for almost 250 years.

These beautiful works contain astonishingly beautiful details of the coastline, of the geography of the land, and of settlements of the time.

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1732

George Washington born 22 February 1732.

1736

The first successful operation for appendicitis performed.

1737

Earthquake in Calcutta, India kills about 300,000 people.

1739

England declares war on Spain.

1740

Faneuil Hall in Boston was built by John Smibert.

1741

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi died 28 July 1741.

1742

Celcius invents new temperature scale.

1743

Thomas Jefferson born 13 April 1743.

1745

By 1745 there were 22 newspapers being published throughout the colonies.

1746

Jacobite rising of 1745 defeated at the Battle of Culloden, Scotland.

1747

The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City.

1748

Lost city of Pompeii, Italy, rediscovered.

1750

Johann Sebastian Bach died 28 July 1750.

1751

The College of Philadelphia opens with Benjamin Franklin as president.

1752

The Gregorian calendar was adopted on 1 January.

1753

The Marriage Act 1753 was introduced in England and Wales.

1754

The Seven Years' War begins...

1755

April 1755 Samuel Johnson published his dictionary of the English language.

1756

American artist John Trumbull born 6 June.

1759

Robert Burns, the Scottish poet born. George Frideric Handel dies.

1760

George II dies and George III becomes the new King of England.

1762

Catherine, the Great, comes to power in Russia.

1763

England wins the Seven Year's War ends with the Treaty of Paris.

1764

James Watt invents the steam condenser,leading to the steam engine.

1765

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d 1791) writes his first symphony at the age of 9.

1766

British Parliament repeals the Colonial Stamp Act and modifies the Sugar Act.

1767

The Nautical Almanac allowed the determination of longitude whilst at sea.

1768

Captain James Cook sets sail on his expedition to explore the Pacific.

1769

Napolean Bonaparte born on the Mediterranean Island of Corsica.

1770

Rise in tensions between British and colonials with the 'Boston Massacre'.

1772

Royal Navy Sloop “Gaspee” attacked and burned by Rhode Islanders.

1773

'Boston Tea Party' led by Samuel Adams.

1774

The First Continental Congress, met on 5 September in Philadelphia.

1775

Oxygen as an element was first discovered.

1776

The United States issues its Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776.

1777

American inventor, David Bushnell, invents the torpedo.

1778

Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) dies May 30, 1778.

1779

Spain declares war on Britain independent of the French and American alliance.

1780

Oct 19. British forces surrender to George Washington at Yorktown.

1782

June 20, Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States of America.

1783

The first succesful hot air baloon flight and parachute jump in France

1785

Horatio Nelson, Britain’s Greatest Admiral was born (d1805).

1786

USA adopts coins based on Spanish dollar.

1787

George Washington unanimously elected the 1st President of the USA.

1788

The American Constitution comes into effect.

1789

The French Revolution starts with riots in Paris (ends1799).

1790

'Founding Father' of the USA, Benjamin Franklin dies 17 April.

1799

George Washington dies. Napolean Bonaparte seizes power in France.

1800

The Library of Congress is established in Washington.