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Northern Manhattan, New York, N.Y., 1777 (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced raster image of the historic paper map entitled: A topographical map of the northn. part of New York Island : exhibiting the plan of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen, with the rebels lines to the southward, which were forced by the troops under the command of the Rt. Honble. Earl Percy on the 16th. Novr. 1776, and survey'd immediately after by order of His Lordship, by Claude Joseph Sauthier, to which is added the attack made to the northd. by the Hessians ; survey'd by order of Lieutt. Genl. Knyphausen. It was published by Wm. Faden in 1777. Scale [ca. 1:20,000]. Covers Manhattan north of 92nd St. and a portion of the Bronx. The image inside the map neatline is georeferenced to the surface of the earth and fit to the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 18N NAD83 projection. All map collar and inset information is also available as part of the raster image, including any inset maps, profiles, statistical tables, directories, text, illustrations, index maps, legends, or other information associated with the principal map. This map shows features such as topography, ground cover, roads, drainage, forts, battery, redoubts, barracks, troop and battle locations, and other defenses, landings, bridges, and more. Relief is shown by hachures. Includes index to military points of interest. This layer is part of a selection of digitally scanned and georeferenced historic maps from The Harvard Map Collection as part of the Imaging the Urban Environment project. Maps selected for this project represent major urban areas and cities of the world, at various time periods. These maps typically portray both natural and manmade features at a large scale. The selection represents a range of regions, originators, ground condition dates, scales, and purposes.
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
New York, New York, New York, Manhattan, and Fort Washington (historical)
Maps, Human settlements, Cities and towns, Land use, Landforms, Infrastructure (Economics), Transportation, Bodies of water, United States History Revolution, 1775-1783, Fortification, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, and intelligenceMilitary
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