Tag Archives: Battle of Brooklyn

Map of the Month – January 2012

This month’s featured map dates from approximately 1776 and shows the routes of American and British troops throughout the New York area before, during, and after the “Engagement on the Heights” of August 27th, 1776. Known alternately as the Battle … Continue reading

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The Ratzer Map 1770

Listen to historian Barnet Schecter, author of The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution, and conservator Jon Derow discuss the historical importance of this rare and recently conserved map of New York City … Continue reading

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