A map of the Province of New York, with part of Pensilvania, and New England : from an actual survey by Captain Montresor, engineer, 1775


A map of the Province of New York, with part of Pensilvania, and New England

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Title:
A map of the Province of New York, with part of Pensilvania, and New England : from an actual survey by Captain Montresor, engineer, 1775
Description:
Inset maps: Continuations of Lake Champlain and the Connecticut River.
Creator:
Montrésor, John, 1736-1799
Contributor:
Andrews, Peter, active 1765-1782
Contributor:
Dury, Andrew
Contributor:
Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Date:
[1777]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
New York Public Library
Collection (local):
Maps of New York City and State
Subjects:
New York (State)--Maps--Early works to 1800
New England--Maps--Early works to 1800
Northeastern States--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
New England (area)
New York
Northeastern United States (area)
Publisher:
London : A. Dury ...
Edition:
Republished, with great improvements, Apr., 1st 1777
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.
Shows administrative divisions.
Prime meridian: London.
Engraved by P. Andrews.
Hand colored.
2nd issue.
"Published ... June 10th 1775 by A. Dury, Dukes Court, St. Martins Lane, London. Republished with great improvements, April 1st, 1777."
"To the Right Honourable Sir Jeffery Amherst, this map of the Province of New York is humbly inscribed by his most obliged humble servant, John Montresor, engineer."
"Scale of British statute miles, 69 1/2 to a degree. Scale of leagues, 20 to a degree."
Appears in William Faden's The North American Atlas. 1777.
Montresor was one of the most active and wide-ranging military engineers operating in America in the period spanning the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. This map is his largest scope map and is considered one of the most detailed maps of New York issued during the Revolutionary era.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 146 x 93 cm., on 2 sheets 74 x 94 cm. and 73 x 94 cm.
Scale:
Scale ca. 1:320,000
Language:
English
LCCN:
74692645
Catalog Record:
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-c6b7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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