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Albany to Scoharie. No 52 3rd Part (1st piece) [sic]
From Albany to Schoharie & Contraction: 4 Pieces. 52
From Albany to Schoharie and Contraction: four Pieces. 52
From Albany to Schoharie & Contraction: 4 Pieces
From Albany to Schoharie and Contraction: four Pieces
Rough draughts of surveys, begun A.D. 1778 ; 52, 4th piece
De Witt, Simeon
De Witt, Richard Varrick
(W 74⁰20ʹ--W73⁰40ʹ/N 42⁰52ʹ--N42⁰38ʹ).
Early works to 1800.
1 map on several assembled sheets : ms. ; 39 x 84 cm.
Military topographic map. Covers the counties of Albany, Schenectady and Scoharie, New York. Shows roads running through Albany, Westmere, Guilderland, Hartmans Corners, Guilderland Center, Altamont, Knox, Gallupville, Shutter Corners and, just north of Schoharie, Vrooman Corners; also Quaker Street, Duanesburg, Princeton or Kelley Station, Rotterdam, Schnectady, Hawthorne Hill, Niskayuna, Freligh, Crescent Station to near Crescent, Cohoes and Watervliet. Map also shows buildings and owners' names, streams.
Title proper from recto is the work of a later editor--Simeon DeWitt or his assign--subsequent to 1820. He incorrectly calls this the third sheet of No. 52 though it is the fourth, the so-called "contraction."
Index title, both statements of responsbility, date, series title and series numbering by Erskine, but on separate index sheet filed at head of series.
Pen-and-ink, pencil on 3 pieces of laid paper pasted together. 1 additional piece of wove paper was pasted on later; it does not carry any text.
Three watermarks: "J DUBOIS" accompanied by medallion. One countermark: "A L". Original sheet size probably 38 x 50 cm.
Foxed, soiled, 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 and in ink on verso is written, incorrectly, "No. 52 3d" However, the handwriting is in neither case Erskine's.