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Plan of New York Harbour and part of North River in 1776.
This previously unpublished manuscript plan provided the basis for a later, historic, Des Barres map of the Operations of His Majesty's Fleet and Army in New York in 1776.
|Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist:||Unattributed - Captain Hyde Parker|
|Size Of Original:||w 17" x h 43"|
|Paper Type||Innova Smooth Cotton 315gsm|
This never seen before manuscript plan was drawn in 1776, just after the British had taken Manhattan and following the ensuing skirmishes between the British and the Americans from August through to November of that year. This 'rough' plan is especially important because it is unquestionably the source from which J. F. W. Des Barres published his historic 'A Sketch of the Operations of His Majesty's Fleet and Army Under the Command of Vice Admiral the Rt. Hble. Lord Viscount Howe and Gen./Sr.Wm. Howe, K.B. in 1776.' in London Jan 17, 1777.