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The provinces of New York and New Jersey : with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec

We Are One: Samuel Johannes Holland compiled the first map of New York published after the French and Indian War. Holland was a Dutch military engineer who became the Surveyor General for the Northern District in 1764. This map, first published in 1768, was based on maps and military surveys from the 1750s. The map was revised several times, resulting in this 1776 edition by Thomas Pownall, a Member of Parliament and former colonial administrator in New York and Massachusetts. The map’s vertical presentation and cartouche, which features an idyllic Hudson River scene, emphasizes the importance of the Hudson River-Lake Champlain corridor for fur trade with the Iroquois.



Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805



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drawn by Major Holland, Surveyor General, of the Northern District in America. Corrected and improved, from the original materials, by Governr. Pownall, Member of Parliament, 1776.


Robt. Sayer & John Bennett




Boston Public Library

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Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection

  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Northeastern States--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • New York (State)--Administrative and political divisions--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • New Jersey--Administrative and political divisions--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Québec (Province)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • New York (N.Y.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Perth Amboy (N.J.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Canada
  • Middlesex (county)
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • Perth Amboy
  • Quebec
  • United States

1 map : col. ; 134 x 55 cm.

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  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
  • Hand colored.
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Shows administrative divisions.
  • From Thomas Jeffery's American atlas. 1778.
  • Insets: A chart of the mouth of Hudson's River, from Sandy Hook to New York -- A plan of the city of New York --Plan of Amboy, with its environs, from an actual survey.
  • This map can be viewed as a georeferenced overlay in an interactive application made especially for We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence http://d2o8owo4k087al.cloudfront.net/index.html?mapId=34.

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