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From Elizabeth Town Point to Newark. No 79, A
From Elizabeth townpoint, Newark, Aquackanonck, Wesel, Totowa A, B, & C. 79
From Elizabeth townpoint, Newark, Aquackanonck, Wesel, Totowa A, B, & C
Rough draughts of surveys, begun A.D. 1778 ; 79, A
De Witt, Simeon
De Witt, Richard Varrick
(W 74⁰13ʹ--W 74⁰10ʹ/N 40⁰45ʹ--N 40⁰38ʹ).
New JerseyPassaic River Valley (N.J.)Union County (N.J.)Essex County (N.J.)
Early works to 1800.
1 map : ms. ; 42 x 30 cm.
Military topographic map. Covers part of Union and Essex counties in New Jersey. Shows roads running through Elizabeth and Newark. 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, statement of responsibility for Erskine, date, series title and series numbering by Erskine, but on separate index sheet filed at head of series. Statement of responsibility for Lodge from Erskine's annotation on map recto, transcribed in note below.
Pen-and-ink, pencil on laid paper.
Watermark: "CC" beneath crown; the first C is reversed and interlocked with the second. Mark not found in Gravell and Miller.
Stained, torn 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.
Includes annotation: "This is surveyed by Mr. Lodge See Rough Draught N.75.B A Most abominably Lazy Slovenly performance not to Survey such a Small piece over again or lay it down properly Witness RE F.R.S."
In pencil on recto: "No 79 A"
In ink on verso: "A" Numeral and title cropped off.