[Map of northern Vermont]

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About this Item

Creator
Whitelaw, James , 1748-1829
Type
map
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_FHCL:595296

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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