Cape Fear River, with the counties adjacent, and the towns of Brunswick and Wilmington, against which Lord Cornwallis, detached a part of his army, the 17th of January (1781)
Shows shoals and a few soundings at the entrance to the river, "Fort Johnson," the towns of Brunswick and Wilmington with the distance of each town from Charleston, S.C., and bridges and houses along the river.
Cape Fear River, with the counties adjacent, and the towns of Brunswick and Wilmington, against which Lord Cornwallis, detached a part of his army, the 17th of January laft Jno. Lodge, sculp. Map. London:J. Bew, Pater Noster Row, 1781. From Library of Congress, Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1512 Collection. https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3902c.ar151200/ (accessed July 25, 2018).
Public Domain is a copyright term that is often used when talking about copyright for creative works. Under U.S. copyright raw, individual items that are in the public domain are items that are no longer protected by copyright law. This means that you do not need to request permission to re-use, re-publish or even change a copy of the item. Items enter the public domain under U.S. copyright law for a number of reasons: the original copyright may have expired; the item was created by the U.S. Federal Government or other governmental entity that views the things it creates as in the public domain; the work was never protected by copyright for some other reason related to how it was produced (for example, it was a speech that wasn't written down or recorded); or the work doesn't have enough originality to make it eligible for copyright protection.