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Manuscript Map, French intelligence map of New York harbor with soundings of East River, Hell Gate, and the western end of Long Island Sound, 1781 January-February

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 1781.00.00
Identifier: 2021-SC-003-001

Scope and Contents

A French Intelligence map of New York Harbor with soundings of the East River, Hell Gate and the western end of Long Island Sound. Additionally the map denotes anchorages, dangerous rocks, shore fortifications as well as several named landmarks including "Red hook Fort", "New York [City]", "gouverneur island", "frogs pte", "White Stone", "Sandy pte", "West chester", as well as "Riviere du nord", "New Jersy", and "partie du ouest Dela Longue isle". Over that section of Long Island is a lengthy commentary including a detailed description of the hazards navigating "hell gette".


  • Creation: 1781 January-February

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1 pages ; 31 x 19 cm

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