Map, "PLAN/ of the/ CITY of NEW YORK, in/ NORTH AMERICA:/ Surveyed in the Years 1766 & 1767"

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  • Cartographer: Bernard Ratzer Engraver: Thomas Kitchen
  • London, England
  • 1776
  • Black and White Line Engraving with Period Color
  • Funds donated by Mrs. Anna Glen Vietor, for purchase, in memory of her husband, Alexander O. Vietor. (The Acorn Foundation)
  • 1986-52

Map of the colony of New York. Within an asymmetrical foliate border in the upper left corner is the inscription To His Excellency/ Sir Henry Moore, Bar:t/ Captain General and Governour in Chief, In and Over HIS MAJESTY'S Province of/ NEW YORK/ and the Territories depending thereon in America/ Chancellor and Vice Admiral of the same./ This Plan,/ of the City of New York and its Environs,/ Survey'd and Laid down:/ Is most Humbly Dedicated, by His Excellency's/ Most Obed.t Humble Servant,/ B. Ratzer/ Lieut.t in His Majestys or/ Royal American Reg.t Along the edge of the cartouche is engraved Tho.s Kitchin Sculp.t Engraver to His Late Royal Highness/ the Duke of York, &c. The title cartouche in the lower left corner of the map is decorated with a scene suggestive of the fur trade. The imprint, London, Publishd according to Act of Parliament Jan.y 12. 1776: by Jefferys & Faden. Corner of S.t Martins Lane. Charing Cross, is adjacent to the title cartouche. In the lower right corner is a Scale of 5000 Feet, Scale of One Mile, and a Scale of Yards. Along the bottom is "A South West View of the City of New York, Taken from the Governours Island at *"

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