Map [Manuscript map of British and American troop positions in the New York City region at the time of the Battle of Long Island (Aug.-Sept. 1776)].

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Title
[Manuscript map of British and American troop positions in the New York City region at the time of the Battle of Long Island (Aug.-Sept. 1776)].
Created / Published
[1776?]
Subject Headings
-  Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
-  Harlem Heights, Battle of, N.Y., 1776--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
-  New York (N.Y.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Early works to 1800
-  New York (N.Y.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
-  Fortification--New York (State)--New York--Maps--Early works to 1800
-  United States--New York (State)--Long Island
-  United States--New York (State)--New York--Manhattan
-  United States--New York (State)--New York
-  United States--New York (State)--New York--Morningside Heights
Notes
-  Covers present-day New York City vicinity including Staten Island, Palisades area (N.J.), New Rochelle (N.Y.), and Jamaica Bay.
-  Shows troop positions, fortifications, ship anchorage areas, roads, built-up areas, villages, and agricultural field areas.
-  Relief shown by shading, hachures, and landform drawings. Depths shown by contours and soundings.
-  Title devised by cataloger.
-  Map appears to be a composite copied from the DesBarres sheets of the Atlantic Neptune.
-  Map originally in the British archives at Cricklewood (near London), where a twin copy was retained.
-  Pen-and-ink and watercolors.
-  Imperfect: Brittle, cracked from rolling, torn at top, has metal grommets at upper left corner of margin.
-  Originally drawn on 10 sheets.
-  In later hand (ink) at lower right: (Two copies) L690, Press 83, New York.
-  Handwritten and rubber-stamped on verso on cloth backing: L690 (2) Press 83.
-  Accompanied by 2 textual description signs from former exhibitions of the map: Battle of New York, August-September 1776. [1] sheet : paperboard ; 29 x 25 cm. -- Battle of New York. [1] sheet : paperboard ; 28 x 42 cm.
-  Transfer; National Ocean Service, NOAA 2000.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
-  Acquisitions control no. 2000-77
Medium
1 ms. map : col., cloth backing ; 175 x 124 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
G3804.N4S3 1776 .M4
Repository
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804n.ar308400
Library of Congress Control Number
2003630407
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
Covers present-day New York City vicinity including Staten Island, Palisades area (N.J.), New Rochelle (N.Y.), and Jamaica Bay. Shows troop positions, fortifications, ship anchorage areas, roads, built-up areas, villages, and agricultural field areas. Relief shown by shading, hachures, and landform drawings. Depths shown by contours and soundings. Title devised by cataloger. Map appears to be a composite copied from the DesBarres sheets of the Atlantic Neptune. Map originally in the British archives at Cricklewood (near London), where a twin copy was retained. Pen-and-ink and watercolors. Imperfect: Brittle, cracked from rolling, torn at top, has metal grommets at upper left corner of margin. Originally drawn on 10 sheets. In later hand (ink) at lower right: (Two copies) L690, Press 83, New York. Handwritten and rubber-stamped on verso on cloth backing: L690 (2) Press 83. Accompanied by 2 textual description signs from former exhibitions of the map: Battle of New York, August-September 1776. [1] sheet : paperboard ; 29 x 25 cm. -- Battle of New York. [1] sheet : paperboard ; 28 x 42 cm. Transfer; National Ocean Service, NOAA 2000. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 2000-77
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