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The State of New York from the Most Recent Surveys
Publisher:Published by Eleazer Huntington , American, 1789 - 1852
Retailer:Sold by R. & J. O'Hara
Engraving; black printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper, in cardboard covers
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 16 1/8 x 20 1/2in. (41 x 52.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 16 3/4 x 20 1/2in. (42.5 x 52.1cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Gallery Copy: The inscription "J. H. McLaughlin / Buffalo Oct. 7th 1834" probably indicates the name of an early owner of this map of New York State. Printed in Hartford, Connecticut by Eleazer Huntington in 1833, the map was sold in Troy, New York by the booksellers R. & J. O'Hara. Mr. McLaughlin probably purchased the map there on his way to Buffalo, perhaps by way of the Erie Canal. The fact that a Troy, New York bookseller's imprint appears on the maps suggests that Huntington was printing the maps specifically for a New York market. It is possible that the O'Haras, who published at least one other map, commissioned this one from Huntington. It is also possible that Huntington sold the maps to other New York booksellers.
Description: Pocket map of New York State, with part of western Massachusetts and Connecticut to the east, Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the south, and Lakes Erie and Ontario to the west and northwest. The state is divided into townships, colored green, blue, pink, or peach. Towns are marked with circles and are labeled. The Erie Canal is shown on the map and in profile below it. Physical features include lakes and rivers.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 inch equals about 19 miles
Inscription: Front cover, gold tooled: "S. OF NEW-YORK" Inside cover, top left, handwritten in pencil: "Maps / 89810" Right side, handwritten in black ink: "J. H. McLaughlin / Buffalo Oct. 7th 1834 / I/T [?]" Recto, top left, printed in black ink: "The State of / NEW YORK / FROM THE MOST RECENT SURVEYS. / Published by E. HUNTINGTON, Hartford, Conn. / 1833. / Sold by R. & J. O'Hara / Troy N.Y." Bottom center, printed in black ink: "Copy-Right secured according to Act of Congress." Verso, center, handwritten in pencil: "89810"
Object Number: 1990.183.0
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