Benjamin Taylor (1746 - 1832) was a New York city surveyor active in the post Revolutionary War period. Taylor was born in Yorktown, Westchester, New York. He enlisted with the Colonial Army at the age of 16 and served in several wars, including the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. It was most likely during the war that Taylor developed his surveying expertise. After being discharged, on June 9th of 1783, Taylor established himself as contract surveyor in New York city. Taylor's corpus consists of countless surveys of various parts of New York, Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Harlem and Queens. He was a contemporary of Casmir Goerck, another well known surveyor of the period, and it is known that they collaborated on a number of important maps. Taylor is best known for his important map of New York City. He died in Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York in 1832.

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