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The provinces of New York and New Jersey

We Are One: Samuel Johannes Holland compiled the first map of New York published after the French and Indian War. Holland was a Dutch military engineer who became the Surveyor General for the Northern District in 1764. This map, first published in 1768, was based on maps and military surveys from the 1750s. The map was revised several times, resulting in this 1776 edition by Thomas Pownall, a Member of Parliament and former colonial administrator in New York and Massachusetts. The map’s vertical presentation and cartouche, which features an idyllic Hudson River scene, emphasizes the importance of the Hudson River-Lake Champlain corridor for fur trade with the Iroquois.

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  • Boston Public Library
  • 1776
  • English
  • Borders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Roads and Routes
  • Houses and Property
  • Cartouche
  • Hand Coloring
  • Printed

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