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Exploring Pre-Revolutionary New York: the Ratzer Map

Explore BHS’s rare 1770 map of colonial New York with this content-rich curriculum.

This map, The Plan of the City of New York in North America, was made by British military officer Bernard Ratzer in 1766–1767 and printed in 1770. One of only four still in existence, it is one of the finest and most detailed depictions of a commercial New York City in the years before the American Revolution.

Selection from the Ratzer Map.
Selection from the Ratzer Map.

Ratzer Map Free Curriculum

High-quality poster reproductions of the map are available to teachers for free, while supplies last. Contact us at [email protected] to reserve yours today.