Published in 1776, this depiction of the iconic New York City was created at a time of great upheaval in the colonies. These years marked the New York and New Jersey Campaigns where skirmishes between colonials fed up with British rule and taxation had taken up arms and were fighting troops throughout the eastern seaboard. The Continental Army under General George Washington had been pushed out of New York City. It was posted in New Jersey, where they successfully contained British General Sir William Howe back into New York. This success, however, did not keep the British from maintaining control of New York’s port until their eventual defeat in 1873.
This map shows the Road to Kings Bridge, where the Rebels mean to make a stand and is a truly authentic piece of cartographical history. This map was published in the same year, but before, The Great Fire of New York ravaged the city, destroying some twenty-five percent of the city. This destruction was blamed on residents by the British troops, with civilians blaming the soldiers themselves. The fire had a significant effect on the British occupation as they seized private property and churches to create makeshift barracks and prisons. Crime and poor sanitation would mar the city until the eventual defeat of the British in 1873.
New York City has always been tolerant of immigrants, and the port remained the busiest in the world until 1984, its importance as the cultural and financial capital of the United States cannot be underestimated.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage map print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.
- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1776 Plan of New York City Map Print . Our museum quality maps are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1776 Plan of New York City Map Print . This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true, accurate piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This 18x24 Inch print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
- HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.