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General Contraction 4 Miles to an Inch. No 54
North Eastern New Jersey, the Hudson Highlands, Westchester Couty, Western Connecticut, Western Long Island and New York Bay to the base of Sandy Hook. B. Part 1
North Eastern New Jersey, the Hudson Highlands, Westchester Couty, Western Connecticut, Western Long Island and New York Bay to the base of Sandy Hook
Rough draughts of surveys, begun A.D. 1778 ; 54 unsigned
De Witt, Simeon
De Witt, Richard Varrick
Guthorn, Peter J. American Maps and Map Makers of the Revolution,
18th centuryRevolution, 1775-1783
(W 74⁰30ʹ--W72⁰35ʹ/N 41⁰50ʹ--N40⁰25ʹ).
ConnecticutNew JerseyNew York (State)Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
Early works to 1800.
1 map : ms. ; 63 x 45 cm.
Military topographic map. Covers northern New Jersey, the southernmost tip of New York and western Connecticut. Shows roads, landforms and streams.
Shows some relief by hachures.
Sheet bears neither a recto nor a verso title. Title proper and title number, both statements of responsibility, date, scale, series title and series number from separate index sheet filed at head of series. Edition statement appended to series number by cataloger.
Pen-and-ink on laid paper. Pencil on verso not original.
Watermark: "J WHATMAN" accompanied by crest with pendant initials "G R"
Soiled, creased, frayed and abraded. Cleaned after removal of backings 1999; some fill remains. Sheathed in mylar.
In pencil on verso "Maps by DeWitt Geo. U.S.A. for F. De Peyster Esq." This is a later text; Frederic De Peyster was an officer of the NYHS during the mid-19th century.
Includes inset covering central Connecticut.