Roads about White Plains. No 59
by Robert Erskine F.R.S. Geogr. A. U.S. and Assistants.
Military topographic map. Covers most of Westchester County, New York and western Fairfield County, Connecticut; also covers northern New York City. Shows roads, buildings and owners' names, also 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, date, series title and series numbering by Erskine, but on separate index sheet filed at head of series.
A variant of the title given by Guthorn appears on map No. 120 of the series which, as soiling shows, was once pasted above the lower margin of this map, no. 59.
Scale same as that given on map no. 60: "1 Mile to an Inch"
Pen-and-ink, pencil on laid paper.
Watermark: "J WHATMAN"
Stained, soiled, creased, frayed and abraded. Razorcuts and pinpricks for copying. 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 ink on verso: "No. 59 Joined to No. 25. 32 & 60." There is no evidence that these sheets were ever physically joined, although nos. 25 and 32 do cover adjacent areas. (Map no. 25 is missing.) No. 60 is a copy of this map, no. 59.