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New York is a state in the northeastern United States. It was one of the original thirteen colonies, forming the United States. With a total area of 54,555 square miles (141,300 km2), New York is the 27th largest state. Its population of more than 19 million as of 2019 makes it the fourth most populous. Sometimes referred to as New York State, it is the home of New York City.

Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area. With an estimated population of 8.34 million in 2019, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. A global city, New York City is home to the United Nations Headquarters, and has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city. The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany.

New York has a diverse geography. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley. The large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountains, and the Adirondack Mountains in the northeastern lobe of the state. The north–south Hudson River Valley and the east–west Mohawk River Valley bisect these more mountainous regions. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Niagara Falls. The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation and tourist destination.

New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York. French colonists and Jesuit missionaries arrived southward from Montreal for trade and proselytizing. In 1609, the region was visited by Henry Hudson sailing for the Dutch East India Company. The Dutch built Fort Nassau in 1614 at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, where the present-day capital of Albany later developed. The Dutch soon also settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the multicultural colony of New Netherland, a center of trade and immigration. England seized the colony from the Dutch in 1664. During the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), a group of colonists of the Province of New York attempted to take control of the British colony and eventually succeeded in establishing independence. In the 19th century, New York's development of the interior, beginning with the Erie Canal, gave it incomparable advantages over other regions of the east coast and built its political and cultural ascendancy.

Many landmarks in New York are well known, including four of the world's ten most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, and Grand Central Terminal. New York is home to the Statue of Liberty. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, and environmental sustainability. New York has approximately 200 colleges and universities, including the State University of New York. Several have been ranked among the top 100 in the nation and world.

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Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal Building, New York, New York

Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal B...

Artist: Theodore Roszak, 1970. Bronze. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photogr... more

Irving Trust Bldg., 1 Wall St.

Irving Trust Bldg., 1 Wall St.

JO8624 U.S. Copyright Office. No. C 20599. Copyright by Irving Underhill, Inc., N.Y.C.

New Yorke : 1695

New Yorke : 1695

Facsim. of ms. original in British Library. "By permission from the New York History Co." Original version: [1696?]. Includes index to points of interest. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site... more

A Portion of New York from the Hudson River west to the Unadilla Branch of the Susquehanna River; from the Delaware River north to Fort Stanwix.

A Portion of New York from the Hudson River west to the Unadilla Branc...

Scale ca. 1:65,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor on parchment. Area is divided into the various tracts of land with the owners identified. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1079 Available also thr... more

Pensylvania, Nova Jersey et Nova York cum regionibus ad Fluvium Delaware in America sitis /

Pensylvania, Nova Jersey et Nova York cum regionibus ad Fluvium Delawa...

Relief shown pictorially. Also covers New England (distorted) and northern Chesapeake region. Title in Latin; notes in German and Latin; legend in Latin, German, and English. Unidentified meridian. Provinces in... more

A Map of the route from the city of Albany to the Fort Osswego on the Lake of Cataroque.

A Map of the route from the city of Albany to the Fort Osswego on the ...

Scale ca. 1:410,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Watermark: I. Villedary. Also shows the route from Albany to "Crown Point, belonging to the French." Includes "An account of miles from the city of A... more

N.W. parts of New York, no. 156.

N.W. parts of New York, no. 156.

Scale not given. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Imperfect: Edges deteriorating and hole in left center. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1081 Available also through the Library of Congress Web s... more

Draft of the lands disputed by Philipse Patent against Beekmans & Rambaults.

Draft of the lands disputed by Philipse Patent against Beekmans & Ramb...

Scale 1:31,680; 40 chains to an in. Title from verso. Alternate title from Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America: [Map of Fishkill and vicinity] Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. R... more

[Fort Edward to Crown Point.

[Fort Edward to Crown Point.

Scale ca. 1:250,000. Title from manuscript catalog of the Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. In pencil: No. 26. "The original of this plan was found with General de Diskau when he was taken pr... more

Sault du Niagara, de 135 pieds de haut.

Sault du Niagara, de 135 pieds de haut.

Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 440; 651/1

A plan of the city of New York from an actual survey, anno Domini, M[D]CC,LV

A plan of the city of New York from an actual survey, anno Domini, M[D...

Scale ca. 1:3,300; foot 660 to one 8 of a mile. "To the Honourable James De Lancey ... this plan of the City of New York is humbly dedict. by your honours most obet. & humble servant G. Duyckinck." Shows ward b... more

Plan of Fort William Henry and camp at Lake George.

Plan of Fort William Henry and camp at Lake George.

Scale ca. 1:4,800. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Includes descriptive index to military positions. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1121 Available also throug... more

S[i]r: This is minuts of the fort at Crown Point and of the redouts built round it; which I took on the mountain to the west of Crown Point abt. a miles distance.

S[i]r: This is minuts of the fort at Crown Point and of the redouts bu...

Scale ca. 1:6,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Has watermarks. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

A draught of Lake George, and part of Hudson's River taken September 1756

A draught of Lake George, and part of Hudson's River taken September 1...

Scale ca. 1:253,440. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the lower left. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Indexed for points of interest. LC Maps of North Amer... more

Plano de Philadelphia.

Plano de Philadelphia.

Scale ca. 1:220,000. Manuscript, pen and ink. Copied from Joshua Fishers' "To the merchants & insurers of the city of Philadelphia, this chart of Delaware Bay and river." Depths shown in fathoms. Oriented with ... more

Attaques des forts de Chouaguen en Amérique : pris par les français commandé par le marquis de Montcalm le 14 août 1756

Attaques des forts de Chouaguen en Amérique : pris par les français co...

Engraved map of the British fortifications at the mouth of the Oswego River (now in city of Oswego, N.Y.) as depicted by the French. Shows military actions taken in the capture of Fort Oswego (August 1756). Rel... more

Suite du cours du fleuve de St. Laurent, depuis Québec jusqu'au Lac Ontario,

Suite du cours du fleuve de St. Laurent, depuis Québec jusqu'au Lac On...

Scale ca. 1:2,850,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Tom XIV, in 4⁰, no. 17. Tome 14, in 8⁰, page 254, no. 2." Appears in Jean François de La Harpe's Abrégé de l'historie générale des voyages. 1780. LC Maps of Nor... more

Plan of the attack on Fort William Henry and Ticonderoga; showing the road from Fort Edward, Montcalm's camp and wharf of landing, &c.

Plan of the attack on Fort William Henry and Ticonderoga; showing the ...

Scale 1:253,440; 4 miles to an in. Title from Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America, p. 852. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Has watermark. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ... more

Map of the northern parts of New York.

Map of the northern parts of New York.

Scale 1:126,720; 2 miles to an in. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows the Hudson River from Albany to Fort Edward, the Mohawk and Hoosic rivers, Schoharie Creek, roads and villages ... more

Project for the attack of Ticonderoga, proposed to be put in execution as near as the circumstances and ground will admit of. May 29th. 1759.

Project for the attack of Ticonderoga, proposed to be put in execution...

Scale ca. 1:15,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Includes index to military positions. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2... more

Plan of the fort and fortress at Crown Point with their environs. With the disposition of the English Army under the command of Genl. Amherst encamp'd there 1759.

Plan of the fort and fortress at Crown Point with their environs. With...

Scale 1:7,200; 200 yards to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading and hachures. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes "References."... more

A Plan of Albany, as it was in the year 1758.

A Plan of Albany, as it was in the year 1758.

Scale 1:12,000; 1,000 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by shading. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1129 Available also through the Librar... more

A north view of Crown Point

A north view of Crown Point

Drawing shows a British gunboat under sail on Lake Champlain with a view of Crown Point, New York in the background. Title from item. Drawing attributed to Thomas Davies.

A view of the Cohoes or Great Fall of the Mohawk River taken from above

A view of the Cohoes or Great Fall of the Mohawk River taken from abov...

Drawing shows a waterfall on the Mohawk River at Cohoes in New York state. Transfer; Map Division.

[Map showing the Bowery Lane area of Manhattan.

[Map showing the Bowery Lane area of Manhattan.

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially. In pencil: No. 33. Stamped on verso: John Montresor. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1084 Available also through the Libra... more

Design for Governor's Island.

Design for Governor's Island.

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. At head of title, in pencil: No. 50. Stamped on verso: John Montresor. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1142 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site... more

The south prospect of the city of New York in America

The south prospect of the city of New York in America

Print shows the waterfront on the south side of New York City with ships and boats in the foreground; prominent features numbered, legend not included.

Plan of the city of New York ; An exact prospect of Charlestown : the metropolis of the province of South Carolina.

Plan of the city of New York ; An exact prospect of Charlestown : the ...

New York City map shows streets, wharves, ferries, principal buildings, and built-up area. Charleston view is panorama of waterfront and quays with principal buildings lettered for identification (no index pres... more

Baye et port d'Yorc, capitale de la Nouvelle Yorc.

Baye et port d'Yorc, capitale de la Nouvelle Yorc.

Scale ca. 1:63,000. Depths shown by soundings. "Tome I. No. 32." From the author's Le petit atlas maritime. 1764. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1223 Available also through the Library of Congress Web sit... more

A survey of Lake Champlain including Crown Point and St. Iohn's on which is fixed the line of forty five degrees north lattit. terminating the boundarys betwe[e]n the provinces of Quebec and New York agre[e]able to his Majesty's proclamation done by order and instruction of the Honourable James Murray, esqr., Governor of the Province of Quebec and the Honourable His Majestys Council

A survey of Lake Champlain including Crown Point and St. Iohn's on whi...

Scale ca. 1:127,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially and by shading. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. In pencil, lower left margin: No. 10. Includes descriptive notes and... more

A plan of the city of New-York & its environs to Greenwich, on the north or Hudsons River, and to Crown Point, on the east or Sound River, shewing the several streets, publick buildings, docks, fort & battery, with the true form & course of the commanding grounds, with and without the town.

A plan of the city of New-York & its environs to Greenwich, on the nor...

Scale ca. 1:6,300. Relief shown by hachures. Dedicated to Major Gen. Thos. Gage. Described in I. N. P. Stokes' Iconography of Manhattan Island. Includes descriptive note, "References," and inset of "A chart of ... more

A plan of the city of New-York & its environs to Greenwich, on the North or Hudsons River, and to Crown Point, on the East or Sound River, shewing the several streets, publick buildings, docks, fort & battery, with the true form & course of the commanding grounds, with and without the town.

A plan of the city of New-York & its environs to Greenwich, on the Nor...

Scale ca. 1:6,300. Dedicated "To the Honble. Thos. Gage ... " Relief shown by hachures. Includes text, index to points of interest, and inset "A chart of the entrance to New York from Sandy Hook, shewing the pr... more

Designs for fortifying Governors Island near New York.

Designs for fortifying Governors Island near New York.

Scale 1:144; 12 ft. to an in. Title from verso. Manuscript; pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows "Section thro' A, B." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1141 Available also through the Library of Congress Web s... more

Plan of Governor's, Kennedy's, and Brown's Islands, with Paulus and Red Hook together with part of the bay and soundings shewing the position they bear to each ether [sic] and to New York.

Plan of Governor's, Kennedy's, and Brown's Islands, with Paulus and Re...

Scale 1:4,800; 400 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. Soundings shown in fathoms. "No. 13." Stamped on verso: Montresor. On verso, in upper right corn... more

Plan of Governor's, Kennedy's, and Brown's Islan[ds] and Red Hook together with part of the Bay and soundings, shewing the position they bear to each other and to New York, September 18th. 1766. By order of His Excellency Major General Gage, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces in North America.

Plan of Governor's, Kennedy's, and Brown's Islan[ds] and Red Hook toge...

Scale 1:4,800; 400 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Imperfect: Margins torn. Relief shown by hachures. Soundings shown in fathoms. Signed in different ink: W. B. Porter. LC M... more

The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the governments of Trois Rivières, and Montreal:

The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, a...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Title in upper margin: A chorographical map of the country between Albany, Oswego, Fort Frontenac, and les Trois Rivières ... Drawn from authentic surveys by Thomas Jefferys, geographer to ... more

New York & New Jersey commissioners line from 41⁰ on Hudson's River taken in 1769.

New York & New Jersey commissioners line from 41⁰ on Hudson's River ta...

Scale ca. 1:600,000. Title from verso. At head of title, in a different hand: New York & New Jersey. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows "Province of New Jersey," "Part of the province of New York," p... more

Lines run in the Jersies for determining boundaries between that Province & New York.

Lines run in the Jersies for determining boundaries between that Provi...

Scale ca. 1:740,000. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. On verso: No 33. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1244 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

Three maps [i.e. map on 3 sheets] of northern New Jersey, with reference to the boundary between New York and New Jersey.

Three maps [i.e. map on 3 sheets] of northern New Jersey, with referen...

Scale ca. 1:180,000. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. Boston, 1862. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shad... more

[Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River (above Albany), Mohawk River, Niagara region, and Lake Ontario in New York Province].

[Powder horn with hand-drawn map of the Hudson River (above Albany), M...

Untitled pictorial depiction of rivers and fortifications on conical powder horn. Present title devised by cataloguer. Manuscript: Black/brown inks on bovine horn, shellacked. Has pewter pouring spout attached ... more

[New York Island and East Jersey. Unfinished.

[New York Island and East Jersey. Unfinished.

Scale ca. 1:17,000. Title from manuscript catalog of the Peter Force map collection. Variant title in Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America: Topography of upper part of Manhattan Island from about 85th... more

Bunker's Hill on N. York Island

Bunker's Hill on N. York Island

Drawing shows distant view of wooded landscape with a few buildings. Title from item. Inscriptions on front are difficult to decipher. Inscribed in ink on the back: Montresor. Possibly owned or drawn by John Mo... more

[Old map of Brooklyn and greater part of King's County, Long Island.

[Old map of Brooklyn and greater part of King's County, Long Island.

Scale ca. 1:82,000. Title from P. L. Phillips' A list of maps of America, p. 175. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown pictorially. In pencil: No. 32. Includes distance chart... more

[A chart of New York Island & North River: East River, passage through Hell Gate, Flushing Bay, Hampstead Bay, Oyster, Huntington Bay, Cow Harbour, East Chester Inlet, Rochell, Rye, Patrick Islands, ec.

[A chart of New York Island & North River: East River, passage through...

Scale ca. 1:50,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy incomplete: Western half missing. Shows Long Island north shore from Eaton's Neck west to Cow Bay. Available also through the Lib... more

[Map of the roads from New Rochelle to Kingstreet, Westchester County.

[Map of the roads from New Rochelle to Kingstreet, Westchester County.

Scale ca. 1:63,000. Title from P. L. Phillip's A list of maps of America, p. 502. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1088 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a ... more

Map of that part of Orange County lying to the north of the mountains of the highlands shewing that Chester is a much more central & convenient spott to all the country whereon to erect the new court house than that vulgarly known by the name of Goshen Town.

Map of that part of Orange County lying to the north of the mountains ...

Scale 1:79,200; protracted by a scale of 100 chains to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the bottom. Relief shown by shading. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1089 Availa... more

A plan of the division line between the provinces of New-York and Quebec. In the 45th degree of north latitude. Survey'd in the year 1771 & 1772.

A plan of the division line between the provinces of New-York and Queb...

Scale ca. 1:125,000. Manuscript, black and red ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Map shows primarily Vermont with Québec (Province) and New York (State) LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1071 Ava... more

A plan of Fort George at the city of New-York.

A plan of Fort George at the city of New-York.

Scale ca. 1:330. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north to the bottom. Includes index to buildings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1139 Available also through the Library of Congress ... more

A plan of St. Georges Ferry on Nassau-Island made the 10th August 1774,

A plan of St. Georges Ferry on Nassau-Island made the 10th August 1774...

Scale 1:240; 20 ft. to an in. Title on verso: St. Georges Ferry. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Watermark: J. Whatman [and a fleur-de-lis in a cross surmounted by a crown, over the letters GR] Shows wh... more

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

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

Scale ca. 1:320,000. Hand colored. Sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Prime meridian: London. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Inscribed: To the Right Honourable Sir Jeffery Amherst ... by his mos... more

A plan of the city of New-York & its environs to Greenwich, on the North or Hudsons River, and to Crown Point, on the East or Sound River, shewing the several streets, publick buildings, docks, fort & battery, with the true form & course of the commanding grounds, with and without the town. Survey'd in the winter, 1775 [i.e. 1766]

A plan of the city of New-York & its environs to Greenwich, on the Nor...

Scale ca. 1:6,300. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by form lines. Dedicated to Major Gen. Thos. Gage. Includes descriptive note, "References," and inset "A chart of the entrance to New York from Sandy Ho... more

The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the province of Quebec.

The provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, a...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows "Longitude west from London." Shows township and county boundaries. Includes historical notes and insets of "A chart of the mouth of Hudson's R... more

Plan de New-York et des environs,

Plan de New-York et des environs,

Scale ca. 1:6,336. Relief shown by hachures. Includes index to points of interest, text, and inset "Port de New-York," ca. 1:126,720. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1106 Available also through the Library... more

The provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec.

The provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, an...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows administrative divisions. From Thomas Jeffery's American atlas. 1778. Insets: A chart of the mouth of Hudson's River, from Sandy Hook to New Yo... more

A plan of the city and environs of New York in North America.

A plan of the city and environs of New York in North America.

General street map showing selected letter-keyed buildings in built-up area and field lines with generalized land use in rural areas. Relief shown by hachures. Also shows "Road to Kings Bridge where the Rebels ... more

A plan of the attack of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen, and of the American lines on New-York Island by the King's troops, on the 16th of November 1776.

A plan of the attack of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen, and of t...

Scale ca. 1:20,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Includes descriptive index. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1159 Available also through the Library of ... more

Plan of the works opposite Hell-Gate.

Plan of the works opposite Hell-Gate.

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1153 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

[Plan of the country at and in the vicinity of Forts Lee and Independency, showing the position of the British Army.

[Plan of the country at and in the vicinity of Forts Lee and Independe...

Scale ca. 1:160,000. Title from Philip Lee Phillips' A list of maps of America. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Shows British and Hessian troop positions in eastern Bergen County, New Je... more

Plan of the attack the rebels on Long Island, by an officer of the Army.

Plan of the attack the rebels on Long Island, by an officer of the Arm...

Scale ca. 1:125,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Annotated showing additional names in a different hand. Includes "Explanation." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1147 Available al... more

The Attack and defeat of the American fleet under Benedict Arnold by the King's fleet commanded by Sir Guy Carleton upon Lake Champlain in "11th" of "Octr." 1776.

The Attack and defeat of the American fleet under Benedict Arnold by t...

Scale ca. 1:70,000. Manuscript, pen and ink. Relief shown by hachures. Date in title changed to "11th" of "Octr." Annotation added to title: From a sketch taken by an officer on the spot. Engraved by Wm. Faden,... more

A tracing relating to Fort Washington or Knyphausen.

A tracing relating to Fort Washington or Knyphausen.

Scale ca. 1:9,300. Alternate title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection: The northern part of the island of New York. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Title and constructio... more

The attack and defeat of the American fleet under Benedict Arnold, by the Kings fleet commanded by Captn. Thos. Pringle, upon Lake Champlain, the 11th of October, 1776.

The attack and defeat of the American fleet under Benedict Arnold, by ...

Scale ca. 1:70,000. Relief shown by hachures. Includes "An account of the expedition of the British fleet on Lake Champlain, under the command of Captain Thomas Pringle, and of the defeat of the rebel fleet, co... more

[Country between North River and Croton River.

[Country between North River and Croton River.

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Oriented with north to the right. Relief shown by hachures. French. Mounted portion on right side wanting. ... more

A plan of the Narrows of Hells-gate in the East River, near which batteries of cannon and mortars were erected on Long Island with a view to take off the defences and make breaches in the rebel fort on the opposite shore to facilitate a landing of troops on New York Island.

A plan of the Narrows of Hells-gate in the East River, near which batt...

Scale ca. 1:2,400. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. In upper margin: no. 6. Includes "References." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1154 Available also throug... more

The Country twenty five miles round New York,

The Country twenty five miles round New York,

Scale ca. 1:220,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "Published according to act of Parliament, 1st November, 1776, by W. Hawkes ... " Shows radial distances. Includes "Chronological table of the most i... more

[Westchester County coast, New Rochelle to Horseneck River: unfinished.

[Westchester County coast, New Rochelle to Horseneck River: unfinished...

Scale ca. 1:96,000. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and pencil. Has watermark. An unfinished sketch with pencil construction lines, some names pencilled in, ... more

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,

To His Excellency Sr. Henry Moore, Bart., captain general and governou...

Scale ca. 1:5,000. "Survey'd in 1767." Shows ward boundaries. Includes numbered index to buildings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1107 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ... more

Sketth [sic] of the Hessian attack on Fort Washington under General Knypehausen on the 16th November 1776.

Sketth [sic] of the Hessian attack on Fort Washington under General Kn...

Scale not given. Manuscript, pen-and-ink (black and red). Relief shown by hachures. Shows route of march from Kingsbridge to the fort. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1164 Available also through the Librar... more

[New York Island. Military; unfinished.

[New York Island. Military; unfinished.

Scale ca. 1:9,500. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Shows fortifications and redoubts north of the vicinity of Hell Gate befor... more

Plan of The Narrows, shewing the channel, shoal, depth of water, and the several battery's proposed on each side to prevent an enemy's sailing up to New York.

Plan of The Narrows, shewing the channel, shoal, depth of water, and t...

Scale 1:6,000; 500 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings. Includes "Explanation." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1155 Ava... more

A chart of Delaware Bay and River, containing a full & exact description of the shores, creeks, harbours, soundings, shoals, sands, and bearings of the most considerable land marks, from the cape to Philadelphia.

A chart of Delaware Bay and River, containing a full & exact descripti...

Scale ca. 1:280,000. Oriented with north to the right. Depths shown by soundings. Includes text and "Tide table." Accompanied by: Directions for navigating up Delaware-Bay from the capes to Reedy-Island by Capt... more

A map of the Province of New-York, reduc'd from the large drawing of that Province, compiled from actual surveys by order of His Excellency William Tryon, Esqr., Captain General & Governor of the same,

A map of the Province of New-York, reduc'd from the large drawing of t...

Scale ca. 1:1,050,000. Photocopy. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. Designed to show administrative boundaries in color. LC copy not colored. Relief shown by hachures. Shows administrative boundaries in New Yor... more

The provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the province of Quebec.

The provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, an...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Hand colored. LC copy deteriorated in margins. Relief shown pictorially. Shows administrative divisions. Insets: A chart of the mouth of Hudson's River, from Sandy Hook to New York.--A plan... more

[Fort Washington & vicinity.

[Fort Washington & vicinity.

Scale not given. Title from manuscript catalog of Peter Force map collection. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Relief shown by hachures. Shows Fort Washington with the position of Hessian encampment at the time of the ... more

Attaque de l'armée des provinciaux dans Long Island du 27. aoust 1776; dessin de l'isle de New-York et des Etats.

Attaque de l'armée des provinciaux dans Long Island du 27. aoust 1776;...

Scale ca. 1:100,000. Hand colored. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Indexed. LC copy imperfect: A hole in middle of Manhattan Island. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1149 Available also through th... more

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & east New Jersey, with a particular description of the engagement on the woody heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August 1776 between His Majesty's forces commanded by General Howe and the Americans under Major General Putnam, shewing also the landing of the British Army on New-York Island, and the taking of the city of New-York &c. on the 15th of September following, with the subsequent disposition of both the armies.

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & e...

Scale ca. 1:85,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows information to Sept. 23, 1776. Pictorial map. Annotated in lower right corner in pencil: 3rd impression. Includes "Re... more

Sketch of Forts Clinton & Montgomery, stormed the 6th Octob. 1777 by the troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton, K.B., Lt. General of H. Maj. forces and commander in chief of New Yorck and its dependencies.

Sketch of Forts Clinton & Montgomery, stormed the 6th Octob. 1777 by t...

Scale ca. 1:11,700. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown by hachures. Shows routes of troop movements and military units. LC Maps of North America, 17... more

A plan of the operations of the King's army under the command of General Sir William Howe, K.B. in New York and east New Jersey, against the American forces commanded by General Washington from the 12th of October to the 28th of November 1776, wherein is particularly distinguished the engagement on the White Plains the 28th of October.

A plan of the operations of the King's army under the command of Gener...

Scale ca. 1:85,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by hachures. Includes descriptive notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1054 Available also through the Library of C... more

Sketch of the White Plains,

Sketch of the White Plains,

Scale 1:6,000; 500 ft. to an in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Shows disposition of British, Hessian, and American forces. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 11... more

The country twenty five miles round New York,

The country twenty five miles round New York,

Scale ca. 1:220,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. "Published according to Act of Parliament, 21st November, 1776, by W. Hawkes ... " Shows radial distances. Includes "Chronological table of the most ... more

A survey of Frog's Neck and the rout[e] of the British Army to the 24th of October 1776, under the command of His Excellency the Honorable William Howe, General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces, &ca, &ca, &ca.

A survey of Frog's Neck and the rout[e] of the British Army to the 24t...

Scale 1:24,000; 2,000 ft. to 1 in. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by shading. Includes "References to the plan." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1152 Available also th... more

A map of the Province of New-York reduc'd from the large drawing of that Province, compiled from actual surveys by order of His Excellency William Tryon, Esqr., Captain General & Governor of the same, by Claude Joseph Sauthier; to which is added New Jersey.

A map of the Province of New-York reduc'd from the large drawing of th...

Scale ca. 1:1,050,000. Hand colored. LC copy mounted on cloth backing. Relief shown by hachures. Differs from other copies: Western boundary of Tryon County and eastern boundaries of Cumberland and Glocester co... more

A map of the Province of New-York, reduc'd from the large drawing of that Province, compiled from actual surveys by order of His Excellency William Tryon, Esqr. Captain General & Governor of the same,

A map of the Province of New-York, reduc'd from the large drawing of t...

Scale ca. 1:1,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian: New York. Shows administrative boundaries in New York and New Jersey. Also shows portions of Pennsylvania and New England. LC Maps ... more

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & east New Jersey, with a particular description of the engagement on the woody heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August 1776 between His Majesty's forces commanded by General Howe and the Americans under Major General Putnam, with the subsequent disposition of both armies.

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & e...

Scale ca. 1:85,000. Hand colored. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Pictorial map. Annotated in lower right corner in pencil: 2d impression. In lower margin: An account of the... more

The provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the province of Quebec.

The provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, an...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Shows administrative divisions. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1045 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. ... more

Sketch of New York, narrows & part of Long Island with the roads.

Sketch of New York, narrows & part of Long Island with the roads.

Scale ca. 1:23,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermarks. Relief shown by hachures. Soundings in fathoms. Shows distances. In margin, upper left corner: No. 18. LC Maps of North America, 1750-... more

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