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Vermont from Actual Survey
1795
Draftsman:Drawn by Amos Doolittle , American, 1754 - 1832
Printmaker:Engraved by Amos Doolittle , American, 1754 - 1832
Publisher:Published by Mathew Carey , American, 1760 - 1839
Engraving; printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 14 7/8 x 11 3/4in. (37.8 x 29.8cm) Platemark (height x width): 15 1/4 x 11 7/8in. (38.7 x 30.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 17 1/4 x 14 5/8in. (43.8 x 37.1cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Gallery Copy: The first large-scale map of the state of the Vermont was engraved by Amos Doolittle and based on surveys by Vermont's surveyor general, James Whitelaw. The New Haven, Connecticut engraver got the job because there was no engraver in Vermont at that time capable of such fine work. This reduced version of Doolittle's great map is also an important first; it appeared in Mathew Carey's American edition of Guthrie's Universal Geography, published in Philadelphia in 1795, the first American atlas to be published in America.
Description: Map of Vermont with the state of New York to the west, Canada to the north, the state of New Hampshire to the east, and the state of Massachusetts to the south. Town and county boundaries are shown, major rivers and lakes are identified, some roads are shown. Mountains are realistically depicted as ranges of peaks. An eight-point compass rose is at the right, above a scale of miles and and an elaborate cartouche with the text in an oval surmounted by evergreen trees and dense foliage, with a rushing stream at the bottom.
Cartographic Note: 1 inch = ca. 11 miles
Inscription: On recto, lower right, in cartouche,printed in black ink, "VERMONT / From actual Survey" On verso, upper left,in pencil, "Maps / Flat / 64"; lower left, in pencil, "MAP BOX / 47"' upper right, in red ink, "22915"; center, in pencil, "22915"; lower right, in pencil, "22915"
Object Number: 1911.8.1
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