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A Chorographical Map of the Province of New York in North America
Publisher:Published by David Vaughan
After a work by:After a work by Claude Joseph Sauthier , French, 1736 - 1802
After a work by:After a work published by William Faden , British, 1750 - 1836
Lithography; black printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 37 7/8 x 29 1/2in. (96.2 x 74.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 37 7/8 x 29 1/2in. (96.2 x 74.9cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: Chorographical maps are those maps that deal with regions, rather than entire countries or local areas. The term is distinctly old-fashioned and was already falling out of favor when Claude Joseph Sauthier produced the original map upon which this nineteenth-century facsimile was based. Despite his French name, Saulthier served as a military draftsman for the British during the American Revolution. His map was published in London in 1779..David Vaughn, the nineteenth-century mapmaker who produced this reduced lithographic version of Sauthier's large engraved map, was responsble for a number of reproductions of historic maps, as well as for contemporary maps of New York State.
Description: Map of New York, with Canada to the north; parts of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut to the east; the Atlantic Ocean and New Jersey to the south; and Pennsylvania, the "Six Nations Indian Country" and Lake Ontario to the west. Relief is conveyed through hachures. Various lines are used to denote county boundaries and real property. Some railroads or other transportation lines appear to be marked but not labeled. Physical features include mountains, conveyed through hachure marks; lakes; rivers; and waterfalls.
Cartographic Note: About 7/8 inches equals 10 miles; 69 1/2 miles to a degree
Inscription: Recto, left, printed in black ink: "ADVERTISEMENT / The Tracts of Land coloured Red are Military Grants / according to his Majesty's Proclamation in October 1763. / Those with a Green edge are Manors, and those / coloured Yellow are Townships. / ---- A Line under a Name denote the Land / claimed by the Province of New Hampshire. / NB. The Mohawk River and COunty of Tryon are / Laid down according to an Actual Survey and other / Manuscripts generously communicated by Govt. Pownall." Left, printed in black ink: "A Chorographical MAP / OF THE / PROVINCE OF NEW YORK / IN / NORTH AMERICA, / Divided into Counties Manors Patents and Townships; / Exhibiting ilkewise all the private / GRANTS OF LAND / made and located in that Province, / Compiled from ACTUAL SURVEYS deposited in / the PATENT OFFICE at New York, / By Order of His Excellency / Major General WILLIAM TRYON / By CLAUDE JOSEPH SAUTHIER Esqr / LONDON / Engraved and Published by WILLIAM FADDEN, / (Successor to the late Thos. Jefferys Geog to the KING) / CHARING CROSS, / January 1st 1779." Bottom left, printed in black ink: "To His Excellency / Major General / William Tryon, / Governor of the Province of New York / and the Islands thereunto belonging, / Colonel of His MAJESTY'S 70th Regt of Foot, / This MAP undertaken by His Order / Is with His Permission / most humbly Inscribed / by His Excellencys most obliged / devoted and obedient Servant / CLAUDE JOSEPH SAUTHIER / REDUCED FROM THE ORIGINAL LARGE LONDON MAP / By DAVID VAUGHAN 1849" Verso, top, handwritten in pencil: "Maps / flat / 126"
Object Number: 2012.312.140
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