To His Excellency Sr. Henry Moore, Bart., captain general and governour in chief, in & over the Province of New York & the territories depending thereon in America, chancellor & vice admiral of the same. This plan of the city of New York, is most humbly inscribed /by ... Bernd. Ratzen
London, Published according to Act of Parliament Jany. 12, 17766; by Jefferys & Faden, Corner of St. Martins Lane, Charing Cross.
(Archive of Early American Images, The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University)
Collection: JCB Map Collection
Accession Number: 28957
File Name: 28957-000
Call #: Cabinet Cc769 /1.1
Map title: To His Excellency Sr. Henry Moore, Bart., captain general and governour in chief, in & over the Province of New York & the territories depending thereon in America, chancellor & vice admiral of the same. This plan of the city of New York, is most humbly inscribed /by ... Bernd. Ratzen
Creator: Ratzer, Bernard
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: Jefferys & Faden
Publication date: Jany. 12, 1776
Map size height: 58 cm.
Map size width: 89 cm.
Item description: Engraved map
Geographical description: Detailed topographical plan of the lower end of Manhattan Island, the town, the harbor, and the adjacent New Jersey and Brooklyn shores. Includes ward boundaries of New York City. Includes numbered index to buildings. "T. Kitchin, sculpt." at lower right, outside neat line. "Survey'd in 1767."
Cartobibliographic notes: Revised state of the plate; imprint altered.
References: JCBAR 41:48-49; Phillips, Maps:523; Guthorn, British maps:39 (92, no. 2); ;WLCL 2:453
Geographic Area: North America
Historical notes: Bernard Ratzer, a military engineer, prepared this detailed map in 1766 and 1767. It shows a city of about 25,000 people, surrounded by countryside that includes some of Manhattan and present-day Brooklyn and Queens. The plan is the most accurate of New York for the last years of colonial rule.
Scale 1: ca. 5,000
Normalized date: 1776
LC bibliographic number: b53847891