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Contraction in the Jerseys. No 98, A
Contractions in the Jerseys 2 Miles an Inch A. B. C. 98
Contractions in the Jerseys 2 Miles an Inch A. B. C
Rough draughts of surveys, begun A.D. 1778 ; 98, A
Erskine, Robert1735-1780De Witt, Simeon1756-1834De Witt, Richard VarrickScull, Williamfl. 1765United StatesContinental Army.Surveying Dept.
(W 74⁰46ʹ--W 74⁰12ʹ/N 41⁰01ʹ--N 40⁰29ʹ).
Early works to 1800.
1 map : ms. ; 50 x 76 cm.
Military topographic map. Covers parts of Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties in New Jersey. Also shows buildings and owners' names, landforms and streams.
Shows relief by hachures.
Title proper from recto is the work of a later editor--Simeon DeWitt or his assign--subsequent to 1820. Index title, both statements of responsibility, date, series title and series numbering by Erskine, but on separate index sheet filed at head of series.
Pen-and-ink, pencil on laid paper.
Watermark: crest and pendent initials "G R" Countermark "J Whatman"
Stained, soiled, creased, frayed and abraded. Mounted on cloth, bound and cropped, disbound and silked by subsequent owners. Cleaned after removal of backings 1999; some fill remains. Sheathed in mylar.
In pencil on recto: "No 98 A"
In ink on verso: " No. 98 A A"