Plat of the common field and town tract of Kaskaskia


Plat of the common field and town tract of Kaskaskia

Item Information

Title:
Plat of the common field and town tract of Kaskaskia
Description:
America Transformed: U.S. officials agreed to adjudicate land grants, known as private land claims, that had been made by French, British, Spanish and Mexican governments to their settlers. The first of these transactions were for early French settlements, such as the village of Kaskaskia shown here, later named the capital of the Territory of Illinois. On this map, the Common Field is divided into long narrow lots, a common characteristic of French settlements. These irregular surveys were incorporated into the rectangular grid pattern.
Cartographer:
Rector, William, active 1809-1820
Cartographer:
Rector, Elias, -1822
Name on Item:
Wm. Rector, D.S. ; Elias Rector, D.S.
Date:
[1807]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Private Collection
Subjects:
Kaskaskia (Ill.)--Maps
Land grants--Illinois--Kaskaskia--Maps
Kaskaskia Indians
Places:
IllinoisRandolph (county)Kaskaskia
Publisher:
[Washington, D.C.] : [Publisher not identified]
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
One of a set of 3 maps of the plat of land between the Kaskaskia and Mississippi River, surveyed by request of the Board of Commissioners for the District of Kaskaskia.
Oriented with north towards the upper right.
Bound with area map with description of surveys; [Map of the common fields and low land commons of Prairie Du Rocher]; Plat of the claims within the tract called Grand Prairie; and one leaf, pages 183-184 from a book, titled Land claims in the district of Kaskaskia.
Extent:
1 map ; 51 x 41 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:24,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016722
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