The front side of the map illustrates the American War for Independence (1775-1783), 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. British Army and Naval bases and the movements of the British, Americans, French, and Spanish forces are included on the map. Several inset maps are featured, illustrating the War at Sea, and arrival of British forces in New York Harbor in July 1776, and the Battle at Yorktown in 1781. 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.