Look for a cadastral survey
which includes names of the large landowners’ plantations.
Where was that creek you found mentioned in a deed? Use our reprints of early county and state maps to pinpoint the location of your family's home place long ago.
We've got BIG maps suitable for framing, as well as maps just the right size for your research notebook.
James Cook’s 1773 map "The Province of South Carolina" is an early cadastral survey, with large landowners’ plantations shown, as well as the townships, communities, roads and rivers. Detailed marginal plans includ the towns of Port Royal Beaufort, Charleston [then called Charles Town], Camden, and Georgetown.
"Map showing the Routes of Lord Cornwallis & General Nathanael Greene in North Carolina" is an important printed source for the route taken by the Rebels, retreating from Cornwallis’ Army. The ultimate result was Cornwallis’ defeat at Yorktown, and the winding down of the American Revolution.
Our maps come from such early sources as Payne's Geography, Bancroft's History of the United States, and even the Military Pocket Atlas issued to British officers during the American Revolution.
The 1700 map of the Cantons of Switzerland (#185) show where Huguenot refugees from France were taken in. Many later were resettled in Germany, Holland, Britain, Ireland, or Virginia.