French & Indian War Map of New York and New Jersey
Detailed map of the Theater of the French and Indian War in 1755.
The region depicted includes the Hudson River valley, north to Lake Champlain, including Forts Ticonderoga and Frederick. Also shown are the Mohawk River and the waterways from the upper Hudson to Lake Ontario. The western parts of the New England states are shown, as is northern New Jersey, and northeastern Pennsylvania.
The border between New York and Pennsylvania is shown considerably north of the present-day boundary. A note states that Pensilvania is not yet settled with much of the region labeled the Endless Mountains. The key at the bottom of the map identifies:
- Indian Towns
- Trading Paths
Inset plan of Fort Frederick at Crown Point.
This important French fort had been captured by the British the previous year.