A topographical map of the State of New Hampshire


A topographical map of the State of New Hampshire

Item Information

Title:
A topographical map of the State of New Hampshire
Description:
This rare map of New Hampshire was prepared from surveys by Samuel Holland - famed engineer who entered British service during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). The map depicts New Hampshire in great detail, illustrating rivers, streams, lakes, elevations, township boundaries, roads, and structures. Two great arcs delineate the boundary of a parcel known as "Mason's Curve." The parcel, owned by John Mason (1586-1635), was originally located between the Merrimack and Kennebeck Rivers, however in 1748 was sold by one of Mason's descendants to twelve investors from Portsmouth. It is believed these investors commissioned the surveys in 1768-69 to more accurately locate the boundary of the landholding.
Creator:
Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801
Name on Item:
surveyed under the direction of Samuel Holland, Esqr.
Date:
[1784?]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
New Hampshire--Maps--Early works to 1800
New Hampshire--Administrative and political divisions--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
New Hampshire
Publisher:
S.l : s.n.
Notes:
Shows roads, township and land grant boundaries, and Mason's curve.
Relief shown by hachures.
Extent:
1 map ; 55 x 38 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:485,000].
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004070
Call #:
G3740 1784.2 .H6
Barcode:
39999059022358
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
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