Albany to Scoharie [sic]. No 52 3rd Part (2nd piece) [sic]
by Robert Erskine F.R.S. Geogr. A. U.S. and Assistants.
Military topographic map. Covers Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties in New York. Show roads running through Afton (Ononaghquaga Town), Bainbridge, Sidney, Unadilla, Wells Bridge, Oneonta and Colliersville on the Susquehanna River; Sidney Center on Ouleout Creek; Walton, Delhi, Bloomville and Stamford on the West Branch of the Delaware River; and North Blenham, Breakabeen and Fultonham on Scoharie Creek. Also shows buildings and owners' names, landfarms and streams.
Shows relief by hachures.
Drawing attributed to Gray based on comparison to another map in this series titled "Draught of Part of Schohara Part of the West Branch of Delaware & Part of Susquehanna Rivers...." That map includes the text, "N.B. Schohara is taken from Actual Survey the others only from Sight & Information." The sheet in hand appears to be the drawing made "only from Sight & Information."
The erroneous title proper is from map recto; it is the work of a later editor--Simeon DeWitt or his assign--subsequent to 1820. The index title, statement of responsibility, date, series title and series number by Erskine are found on a separate index sheet filed at head of series. Descriptive term added to series number by cataloger.
Oriented with north to upper left of sheet.
Pen-and-ink, pencil on laid paper.
Watermark: S & K
Stained, foxed, creased, torn, frayed, and abraded. Mounted on cloth, bound and cropped, disbound and silked by subsequent owners. Cleaned after removal of backings 1999; some fill remains. Lined with China paper. Sheathed in mylar.
Imperfect: lacking 7 x 7 cm. at left margin, 6 x 8 cm. at right margin.
In ink on verso: "No 52 d." In pencil on recto: "No 52 3d"