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Plan of the City of New York

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Plan of the City of New York
Plan of the City of New York
Title
Plan of the City of New York
Date 
1776
Medium 
Black ink, with pencil additions, on paper backed with paper backed with cloth
Dimensions 
Paper: 23 1/4 x 35 7/16 in. (59 x 90 cm)
Description 
Handwritten note in ink on the cloth backing of copy 2: " Ratzer 1767" There are handwritten notes, verso, which are not borne out by the citation in Stokes: "Date depicted 1766-67. Advertised for sale N.Y. Newspapers 1769-70. Copy 2 probably 1st issue before published improvement of Jeffreys [sic] & Faden date Jun 12 1776. Stokes I p. 342. Note presentation inscription by John Pintard under dedication." Nevertheless, copies 1 and 2 seem identical. The map is dedicated "To his excellency Sir Henry Moore, Bart. . .most Humbly Inscribed by His Excellency's most obedient Servant."
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society Library
Object Number 
LIB.NS3.M36.1.3ab
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group