Jan 24
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Defining Lines: Maps From the 1700s and Early 1800s


Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl St.
Manhattan, NY 10004


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More than two dozen maps from the colonial and early American period, 15 of them on exhibition for the first time, illuminate a young country's desire to take measure of itself. A map of New York by Bernard Ratzer, a British engineer, stands as one of the best records of the area from the before the Revolution, stretching from New Jersey, across Lower Manhattan, to western Brooklyn. Further afield, Aaron Arrowsmith's "Map of the United States & North America" captures the nation's western interior, as it appeared before the travels of Lewis and Clark; in fact, the explorers were carrying a copy of it with them. For more information, contact frauncestavernmuseum.org


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