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A Map of the State of New York
probably between 1840 and1847
Printer:Lithographed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper, folded, in cardboard covers
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 26 3/4 x 32in. (67.9 x 81.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 27 1/4 x 33in. (69.2 x 83.8cm) Folder (height x width): 7 1/4 x 4 1/2in. (18.4 x 11.4cm)
Credit Line: The Newman S. Hungerford Museum Fund
Gallery Copy: This scarce map was "prepared for the New York legislature under the direction of the Secretary of State" for the purpose of demonstrating how the state was divided into senatorial and assembly districts. The population is given for each township and county, and there are nine inset outline maps of major cities showing the division of these cities into wards. Similar maps of the state of Connecticut would be printed by the Kellogg lithography firm of Hartford, Connecticut in the early twentieth century, but it is unclear why the New York State legislature engaged this Hartford printing company to print a map of New York State. Perhaps the Hartford printers were able to offer a better price than any of the numerous lithography businesses active in New York City and elsewhere in New York State at that date.
Description: Political map of the state of New York, with Lake Erie and Lake Ontario on the north and west and Long Island to the south. Counties and towns are shown on the main large map. Small inset maps show the cities of Schenectady, Rochester, Troy, Buffalo, Albany, Brooklyn, Utica, Hudson, New York City and Williamsburgh, divided into wards. The population of each ward, town, and county is indicated. Some of the individual inset maps have arrows indicating the direction of north. The orientation of these inset maps varies.
Cartographic Note: No scale Date Note: The Kellogg firm was known as E. B. & E.C. Kellogg between 1840 and 1847 and between 1855 and 1867. This map probably dates from the earlier period.
Inscription: On recto, upper center, printed in black ink, "A Map / of the / STATE OF NEW YORK / exhibiting the situation and boundaries of the several Towns, Wards, and Coun-/ties and specifying in each Town, Ward, and County, the whole population thereof, and / in the several counties, the population upon which the apportionment of / Senators and Members of Assembly is based, with tables of apportion/ment. Prepared for the NEW-YORK Legislature under the direction of / the Secretary of State." On verso, lower right, in pencil, accession number On inside front cover of folder, in pencil, "(HH20) / #6393 / 1500 / 32763 / 6393"; in black ink, "C. C. Cook. / Clinton."; lower left, in pencil, accession number
Object Number: 2010.291.0
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