New York Harbor - about 1793


New York Harbor skyline. Watercolor, pencil and gouache on paper laid down on linen. Text on frame: New York. A. Robertson, 1792. Source: New-York Historical Society. According to an article by the Society about this painting, the artist coud be Archibald Robertson (1765-1835) or his brother Alexander Robertson (1772 – 1841) and it could be be dated 1793 or 1794.

The second temple of Trinity Church, built 1790, is represented on the left and the Government House, whose front façade faced Bowling Green, is in the center. It was also built in 1790. The Battery is on the right. Enlargements of the buildings are shown below.



NYC in the 18th Century


NY Harbor



Copyright © Geographic Guide - 18th Century NYC. Historic U.S.A.


American flag



Balloon New York


New York Governors Island


New York Harbor - about 1793


New York 18th Century


Southwest Prospect NY


Cornelius Tiebout 1792


New York 18th century


Trinity Church


Government House


18th century NYC