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From Haven to Home: New York in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

This early map of New York reflects the extraordinary diversity of the city in the eighteenth century and its hospitality to newcomers. The map provides locations for the houses of worship of Quakers, Lutherans, Catholics, Moravians, Presbyterians, Baptists, and Jews. Marked on this map is the Mill Street location of America's first synagogue, Shearith Israel (The Remnant of Israel). Though the congregation continues to this day, neither the original synagogue building nor the street on which it was located has survived.

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Francis Maerschalck (d. 1776).
A Plan of the City of New York from an Actual Survey, anno Domini M{D}CCLV .
New York: G. Duyckink, 1755.
Engraved map.
Geography and Map Division

Sources: Library of Congress