The Ratzer Map 1770

1770 Ratzer map of New York before and after conservation

1770 Ratzer map of New York before and after conservation

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 made by Bernard Ratzer in the late 1760s.

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You can read more about the Ratzer map in this recent article in The New  York Times (1/16/2011).

Image by Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

Image by Kirsten Luce for The New York Times

And here’s more from BHS Map Cataloguer Carolyn Hanson (Brooklyn Heights Blog):

Sady Sullivan

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Sady Sullivan is Director of Oral History at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
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2 Responses to The Ratzer Map 1770

  1. ron shreve says:

    I have a copy of the ratzer map from the 1890 book by teddy roosevelt, historic towns NY, cannot find a value anywhere. can you please tell me a value. it is in excellent condition other than two creases from being in toh book. thank you

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