JCB Map Collection
Cabinet Cc769 /1.1
To His Excellency Sr. Henry Moore, Bart., captain general and governour in chief, in & over the Province of New York & the territories depending thereon in America, chancellor & vice admiral of the same. This plan of the city of New York, is most humbly inscribed /|cby ... Bernd. Ratzen
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Jefferys & Faden
Jany. 12, 1776
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Detailed topographical plan of the lower end of Manhattan Island, the town, the harbor, and the adjacent New Jersey and Brooklyn shores. Includes ward boundaries of New York City. Includes numbered index to buildings. "T. Kitchin, sculpt." at lower right, outside neat line. "Survey'd in 1767."
Revised state of the plate; imprint altered.
JCBAR 41:48-49; Phillips, Maps:523; Guthorn, British maps:39 (92, no. 2); ;WLCL 2:453
Bernard Ratzer, a military engineer, prepared this detailed map in 1766 and 1767. It shows a city of about 25,000 people, surrounded by countryside that includes some of Manhattan and present-day Brooklyn and Queens. The plan is the most accurate of New York for the last years of colonial rule.
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