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A Map of the Province of New York, 1775
The years between 1755-1783 saw extensive surveying of New York by British military engineers. This mapping was connected with the military needs of the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Predictably, their work focused on militarily important areas--coastal harbors, fortifications, and inland passageways, such as the Hudson River and Lake Champlain.
Montrésor’s map is perhaps the best overall depiction of New York produced by the British. Although in general outlines it is based on Jeffreys map of 1755, it is much more detailed. It was used, and highly regarded, by both sides in the Revolutionary War.
Schwartz and Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America , 181-82
Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America , no. 1066