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Erskine, Robert1735-1780De Witt, Simeon1756-1834De Witt, Richard VarrickUnited StatesContinental Army.Surveying Dept.
Route of the Western Army. No 103-2nd [i.e., No. 101-4th]
Spherical Projections 2 [sic] Miles an inch. 103
Spherical Projections 2 [sic] Miles an inch
1 map : ms. ; 55 x 39 cm.
Rough draughts of surveys, begun A.D. 1778 ; 100, 4th
Military topographical map. Covers parts of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Shows relief by hachures.
Title proper from recto is the work of a later editor--Simeon DeWitt or his assign--subsequent to 1820. Although the title accurately describes the map, the number associated with it is incorrect. This sheet is one of the "spherical projections" pertaining to number 100 and properly attributed to Erskine's hand not Lodge's. Index title, both statements of responsibility, date, series title and series numbering by Erskine, but on separate index sheet filed at head of series.
Sheet carries no title on verso.
Pen-and-ink, pencil on laid paper.
Watermark: "J WHATMAN"
Soiled, stained, creased 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 103 2nd" and on verso "No: 103."
Scale [1:,000,000] 16 Miles to an Inch 69 1/2 Miles to a Degree
(W 77⁰58ʹ--W 73⁰86ʹ/N 43⁰35ʹ--N 39⁰45ʹ).
18th centuryRevolution, 1775-1783
New JerseyHudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)Susquehanna River ValleyFinger Lakes (N.Y.)New York (State)Pennsylvania
mapEarly works to 1800.