New York City Manhattan above 68th st. 1868 Harlem Heights Battle Revolutionary WarBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Map of the Upper Part of the Island of Manhattan above Eighty-Sixth Street arranged to illustrate the Battle of Harlem Heights.
(United States, New York, Manhattan, City Plan, American Revolutionary War- Battle maps- ).
Issued 1868, New York, by Joseph Shannon. Lithographed by W.C. Rogers & Co.
Detailed mid-19th century lithographed map. Much of the interior topographical terrain of the city is shown, superimposed over is the street layout down to the reservoir. Hudson river across the top, Harlem River along the bottom to Hell's Gate lower left.
Depicts Battle of Harlem Heights with British and American troop positions. the city in Sept. 1776, near Fort Washington located on the Hudson river above 155th street, a key below the seven line Explanation showing British (red) and American (blue) positions.
The key identifies on the map: The positions of the Americans, the line of March of Major Leitch's Flanking Party, the line of March of Colonel Knowlton's Flanking Party, the American feint and the British Assailants.
Light uniform paper age toning, original fold lines, long neat tissue paper repairs on reverse to close centerfold split and tear (shown in video), still remaining clean- overall a nice visual example, folds readily able to be flattened by new owner if desired.
Video captures condition better than words.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/2" H x 24" W.Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 4.