Plat of the seven ranges of townships being part of the territory of the United States n.w. of the Ohio River which by a late act of Congress are directed to be sold


Plat of the seven ranges of townships being part of the territory of the United States n.w. of the Ohio River which by a late act of Congress are directed to be sold

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Title:
Plat of the seven ranges of townships being part of the territory of the United States n.w. of the Ohio River which by a late act of Congress are directed to be sold
Description:
In addition to featuring maps of individual states (such as the map of Vermont), Carey added maps of newly organized territories in his atlases. For example, this map depicts part of southeastern Ohio divided into seven ranges of six-mile-square townships, many of which were further subdivided into one-mile-square sections. This was the beginning of America’s rectangular survey system, which became the standard practice for surveying and selling lands in the public lands west of the Appalachian Mountains. Americans, speculators and settlers alike could use maps like this one to determine which parcels of land were available for purchase.
Publisher:
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839
Engraver:
Barker, W. (William), active 1795-1803
Creator:
Hutchins, Thomas, 1730-1789
Cartographer:
Hutchins, Thomas, 1730-1789
Name on Item:
surveyed in conformity to an Ordinance of Congress of May 20th, 1785, under direction of Thos. Hutchins, late geographer to the United States ; W. Barker, sculp.
Date:
[1800]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Land grant--Ohio--Maps
Ohio--Maps
Places:
Ohio
Publisher:
[Philadelphia] : [Mathew Carey]
Notes:
In upper left: 46.
Map 46 in his Carey's general atlas. Philadelphia : Mathew Carey, 1800.
Exhibited: "We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2015.
This map can be viewed as a georeferenced overlay in an interactive application made especially for We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence http://d2o8owo4k087al.cloudfront.net/index.html?mapId=92.
Extent:
1 map ; 62 x 34 cm
Scale:
Scale 253,440
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004565
Call #:
G1015 .C3 1800x
Barcode:
30000005058226
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