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A plan of New York Island, and part of Long Island, with the circumjacent country, as far as Dobbs's Ferry to the north, and White Plains to the east, including the rivers, islands, roads, &ca : also shewing the landing, routes, battles, lines and encampments of the British forces under the command of His Excellency Sir William Howe Knight of the most honorable Order of the Bath, Commander in Chief &ca. &ca. &ca

Made for General Sir William Erskine, a participant in one of the battles portrayed, this six-sheet manuscript map by Charles Blaskowitz depicts the New York Campaign of 1776. This large, detailed and finely executed map is known as a "Campaign Headquarters Map." It was intended to depict a specific military theater, and recorded locations of encampments and the progress of an army. Blaskowitz combined details of key events overlaid on topography that was systematically surveyed, resulting in a map that is both comprehensive as well as aesthetically pleasing.



Blaskowitz, Charles



Name on Item

survey'd & drawn by Charles Blaskowitz, Cap. of the guides & pioneers.


Scale [ca. 1:48,000]




George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

  • Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • White Plains, Battle of, White Plains, N.Y., 1776--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • New York and New Jersey campaign--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • New York (N.Y.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • New York (N.Y.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • New York
  • North and Central America
  • United States

1 manuscript map : hand colored ; 143 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).
  • Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings.
  • Includes references to points of interest, including references to the attack on the 16th Nov. 1776.
  • Includes notes and Cantonments of the British Army during the winter 1777 in New Jersey.
  • Insets: Battle of White Plains fought between British Army and the rebels in which the latter were defeadet [sic] October 28, 1776 -- A plan of Brunswick in New Jersey with the British works & encampments, 1771.
  • 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=66.

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