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A Topographical map of the northn. part of New York Island, exhibitg. the plan of Fort Washington now Fort Knyphausen, with the rebel's lines to the southward, which were forced by the troops under the command of the Right Honble. Earl Percy Novr. 16th. 1776, to wc. is added, the attack made to the northward by the Hessians : Topographical map of the northern part of New York Island, exhibiting the plan of Fort Washington now Fort Knyphausen, with the Rebel's lines to the southward, which were forced by the troops under the command of the Right Honourable Earl Percy November 16th 1776, to which is added, the attack made to the northward by the Hessians

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Date

[ca. 1777]

Scale

Scale not given

Language

English

Location

New-York Historical Society

Collection (local)

New-York Historical Society Collection

Subjects
  • Harlem Heights, Battle of, N.Y., 1776--Maps
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)--History--18th century--Battlefields--Maps
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)--History--18th century--Naval operations--Maps
  • Fort Washington (New York, N.Y.)--Capture, 1776--Maps
  • Fort Lee (N.J.)--Maps
  • Inwood (New York, N.Y.)--Maps
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--Maps
  • Hamilton Heights (New York, N.Y.)--Maps
  • Manhattanville (N.Y.)--Maps
  • Morningside Heights (New York, N.Y.)--Maps
  • Central Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--Maps
  • East Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--Maps
  • Land use, Rural--New York (State)--New York--Maps
  • Landowners--New York (State)--New York--Maps
  • Landforms--New York (State)--New York--Maps
  • Buildings--New York (State)--New York--Maps
  • Battlefields--New York (State)--New York--Maps
  • Wetlands--New York (State)--New York--Maps
Places
  • Fort Lee (historical)
  • Fort Washington (historical)
  • Inwood
  • Washington Heights
Extent

1 map : ms., col. ; 47 x 26 cm.

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  • No known restrictions on use.
Notes
  • Military topographical map. Covers Manhattan north of modern 105th Street and also the coast of New Jersey and the Bronx. Shows positions and movements of forces. Also shows roads, vegetation, some buildings and a few landowner names.
  • Shows relief by shading.
  • Date of situation 1776 Nov.
  • Date of ms. ca. 1777. This ms. appears to be a copy of Sauthier's printed map of that date--compare Maps and charts of North America and the West Indies. Washington: Library of Congress, 1981, p. 250. Also Stokes, I.N. Phelps. Iconography of Manhattan Island, v. 6, p. 355.
  • Pen-and-ink, watercolor and ink wash on paper.
  • Annotated by library on recto: "From the Bute collection probably sent by Sir Charles Stuart to his father."
  • Includes descriptive key.

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