[Map of northern Vermont]

About this Collection

Creator
Whitelaw, James , 1748-1829
Type
map
Collection Title
[Map of northern Vermont]
Language
English
Origin
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Description
1 ms. map : col. ; 57 x 65 cm.
Date
[ca. 1790?]1790
Repository
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990095547950203941
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Subjects
Manuscript maps
Vermont--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800

Content Notes

Whitelaw succeeded Ira Allen as Vermont's surveyor general in 1787 and held the office until 1804. While in office he continued his private surveying and planned for a map of the entire state. The note on his Vermont printed map of 1796 almost exactly describes this manuscript when he states: "The outlines of the townships of Orwell, Cornwall, Salisbury, Goshen, Hancock, Rochester, Bethel, Royalton, Sharon and Norwich, & all north of them are laid down from correct surveys made under the direction of the surveyor general, between the years 1783 and 1790."
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