National Geographic’s Battles of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 map is rich with detail, illustrating significant battle sites and routes. The front side of the map illustrates the American War for Independence fought from 1775 to 1783, which spread from New England through the Middle Atlantic and into the South. The map illustrates the boundaries of the British and Spanish territories and the thirteen American colonies as well as the battle sites, which are categorized based on their impact on the war. British Army and Naval bases and the movements of the British, Americans, French, and Spanish forces are also included on the map. Several inset maps are featured, illustrating the War at Sea, the arrival of British forces in New York Harbor in July 1776, and the Battle at Yorktown in 1781. Other key events, including the Saratoga Campaign and the Invasion of Canada, are featured on the map.
The reverse side of the map illustrates the War of 1812, which was fought over maritime rights. The map illustrates the boundaries of the United States, the British territories, and unceded Indian lands, as well as the battle sites, which are categorized based on their impact on the war. British Army and Naval bases and the movements of the British and American forces are also included on the map. Several inset maps are featured, illustrating the Blue Water Naval Engagements and the battles of the Chesapeake, as well as the battles on the Niagra and the Detroit Frontier.
National Geographic published this classic world map in
December 1943, in the midst of World War II. Compared to many of the other world maps by the National Geographic Society, this one has a decidedly dark cast, possibly a reflection ...