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Plan of the city of New York in North America : surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767



Ratzer, Bernard


Kitchin, Thomas, 1718-1784


[ca. 1770]

Name on Item

B. Ratzer ; Thos. Kitchin sculpt.


Scale [ca. 1:9,800]




New-York Historical Society

Collection (local)

New-York Historical Society Collection

  • New York (N.Y.)--Maps
  • New York (N.Y.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • New York (N.Y.)--Pictorial works
  • Buildings--New York (State)--New York--Maps
  • Landforms--New York (State)--New York--Maps
  • Rivers--New York (State)--New York--Maps
  • Ponds--New York (State)--New York--Maps
  • Wetlands--New York (State)--New York--Maps
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • United States

1 map on 3 sheets : assembled. Ill. ; 99 x 87 cm., 122 x 91 overall

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • No known restrictions on use.
  • 1st state.
  • Covers part of modern New York City: Manhattan below the later 60th Street and Brooklyn north of the later 30th Street and west of the later Union Avenue; also a small part of modern Queens and of Jersey City, New Jersey. Shows built up and cultivated areas, streets and rural roads, some buildings, piers. Also shows streams, ponds and wetlands.
  • Shows relief by hachures. Shows depths by soundings.
  • Dedication at upper left: "To His Excellency Sir Henry Moore, Bart. 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 obdet. humble servant, B. Ratzer Lieut. in his Majestys 60th. or Royal American Regt."
  • Includes key to various churches and public buildings.
  • Includes view A south west view of the City of New York, taken from the Governours Island at [asterick]; based on a work by Thomas Davies.



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