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Erskine, Robert, 1735-1780Scull, William, fl. 1765De Witt, Richard VarrickUnited States. Continental Army. Surveying Dept.
From McPherson ford to Taylors Ford on Octorara. No 130 (1st) / by Robert Erskine F.R.S. Geogr. A. U.S. and Assistants.
1 map on several assembled sheets : ms. ; 42 x 79 cm
Rough draughts of surveys, begun A.D. 1778 ; 130, 1st
Badly stained and foxed, creased, split, frayed and abraded. Mounted on cloth, bound and cropped, disbound and silked by subsequent owners. Cleaned after removal of backings 1999; some fill remains. Newly backed with China paper. Sheathed in mylar. In pencil on recto, roughly, and not encircled: "No. 130". Military topographic map. Covers the townships of Little Britain, Colerain and Sudsbury in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Also shows buildings and owners’ names, landforms and streams. Oriented with north to left of sheet. Pen-and-ink, pencil on 4 sheets laid paper, assembled to 1 sheet laid, 1 sheet wove finish paper, both unmarked. Shows relief by hachures and the symbol "CH." Surveying attributed to Scull by cataloger, based on note found on sheet 124,C of series: "NB This joins Scull’s surveys." Tentatively dated 1778, based on poor quality paper and included text, viz.: "The Creek at this Ford is 26 Inches Deep at the Deepest & 7 Perches Broad N.B. Mr. Gutherie informs that it is 3 Inches deeper now than for common June 4th 1778." Title proper from verso apppears to be contemporaneous with map and may be cited as such. Title number from recto is the work of a later editor--Simeon DeWitt or his assign--subsequent to 1820. It may be incorrect. This map is not listed on the separate index sheet filed at head of series nor is it given in Heusser’s transcription of that index. Watermarks: "I R" beneath crown, similar to Gravell and Miller American watermark no. 346. "[?] BASSU[?]T", similar to Gravell and Miller American watermark no. 81, except beneath crest. References: Heusser, Albert H. George Washington’s map maker, p. 249-256.
Scale [ca. 1:32,000]
(W 76⁰03ʹ--W 75⁰55ʹ/N 39⁰56ʹ--N 39⁰47ʹ)
Maps -- M30
Lancaster County (Pa.)--History--18th century--Campaigns--Maps, ManuscriptOctorora River Valley (Pa.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns--Maps, Manuscript
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