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A Topographical Map of the North Part of New York Island, Exhibiting the Plan of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen

A Topographical Map of the North Part of New York Island, Exhibiting the Plan of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society
Map showing the British and Hessian attack on Fort Washington in November of 1776. The movements and fortifications of the British and Hessian troops appear in red, the American in black.  The topography is remarkably detailed and illustrated, showing towns, roads, bridges, fortifications, barracks, farmland, orchards, hills, forests, rivers, and creeks.  Numerous annotations throughout the map explain the location and movement of the armies. An illustration of The Pearl appears on the Hudson River just north of Fort Washington, other illustrations of ships show the landings of the British troops.
DESCRIPTION
Map showing the British and Hessian attack on Fort Washington in November of 1776. The movements and fortifications of the British and Hessian troops appear in red, the American in black. The topography is remarkably detailed and illustrated, showing towns, roads, bridges, fortifications, barracks, farmland, orchards, hills, forests, rivers, and creeks. Numerous annotations throughout the map explain the location and movement of the armies. An illustration of The Pearl appears on the Hudson River just north of Fort Washington, other illustrations of ships show the landings of the British troops.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:124635
Creation Date:March 1777
Creator Name:Sauthier, Claude Joseph
City:New York City
County:
State:New York
Collection Name:Map Collection
Genre:Map or Atlas
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:H GX8519 N53 1777 F
Original Dimensions:47 x 26 cm, on sheet 58 x 36 cm
SUBJECTS
Fields (Agriculture)
Orchards
Engraving
Forests and forestry
Trees
Cities and towns
Maps
Fields (Agriculture)
Forests and forestry
Hills
Islands
Farms
Barracks
Battles
Fortification
Military bases
Military camps
Revolution, 1775-1783
Warships
Bridges
Roads
Ships
Rivers

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