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[New York Island and the Narrows. 1781]

Geographic detail extends from The Narrows to "Courtland" in the north.


Associated name

Ratzer, Bernard

Former owner

Frazer, Sir Augustus Simon, 1776-1835

Former owner

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies




[producer not identified]


Scale approximately 1:32,000




British Library

Collection (local)

British Library Collection

  • New York (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • United States

1 map on 2 sheets : joined, manuscript pen and ink with watercolour ; 54 x 112 cm

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
  • Title and date from manuscript annotation to verso in ink. Two different titles are given at opposing ends of the verso; "New York Island and the Narrows. 1781" and "New York Island and from the Narrows to Sputten Devil Creek 1785" (Spuyten Duyvil Creek)
  • Relief shown by shading and by hachuring
  • Shows roads with distances
  • Shows fortifications and camps
  • Shows scale bars at lower left and upper right
  • Previous British Library cataloguing suggests Bernard Ratzer as the map's possible cartographer.
  • Copy at Add Ms 27,715.8. Manuscript "8" added in pencil at upper right. Manuscript addition in ink at upper right shows "Presented Colonel Augustus Frazer K.C.B. R.A.". Laid on archival tissue. Green circular label to verso showing "4". White label to verso showing "DRAWER 29 SECTION 4". Blue label to verso showing "A 29/72". Additional labels show "369". Manuscript annotations to verso in ink show alternative titles.



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