Presentation copy of this fine late 19th Century facsimile of one of Samuel Holland's 1776 Plan of New York City.
Samuel Holland's manuscript plan of the City of New York is one of the most important early surveys of the City. Holland prepared the map while serving as the Surveyor General for the Northern District during the colonial period. The map appears as an inset map at the top of Thomas Jeffery's The Provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, published in London in 1776.
Holland's map is of tremendous importance. The map shows streets, government offices, markets, two schools, a synagogue and Jewish cemetery, churches, the fort, and two wharves.
The pencil note at the bottom shows that the map was presented by the publisher to the Maine Historical Society in 1903.