"Plan of the Town of Brooklyn and Part of Long Island"
Ratzer/Stiles 1767 map.

A version of Bernard Ratzer’s map made by him for the British Government in 1767. A copy of this map appears in Henry R. Stiles’, 1867 book A History of Brooklyn.

According to www.geographicus.com, the map was drawn by Henry’s brother Edward Stiles and engraved by Hayward and Company of 171 Pearl Street, New York. The map shows much of present day Red Hook inundated by water. Creeks and inlets divide much of the land and two large mill ponds can be seen on the map taking up a large portion of present day Red Hook.




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