|A Revolutionary War Map of New York and New Jersey|
Mathias Albert Lotter.
Augsburg, c.1777. Claude Joseph Sauthier (1736-1802), was a French draughtsman and surveyor employed by William Tryon, the colonial governor of North Carolina and then, from 1771, governor of New York. Sauthier became surveyor for the Province of New York, and surveyed the boundary between New York and Quebec. A brief return to London in 1774 led to his map of New York and New Jersey being published by Faden in 1776; this version reflected German interest in the colonial war, with the Hanoverian King George III on the British Throne and numerous German mercenaries fighting in his armies.