A topographical map of the Province of New Hampshire


A topographical map of the Province of New Hampshire

Item Information

Title:
A topographical map of the Province 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
Publisher:
Faden, William, 1749-1836
Name on Item:
surveyed agreeably to the orders and instructions of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations; unto Samuel Holland, Esqr., His Majesty's Surveyor General of Lands for the Northern District of North America; by the following gentlemen his deputies: Mr. Thomas Wright ... [et al.].
Date:
1784
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
New Hampshire--Administrative and political divisions--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
New Hampshire
Publisher:
London : Printed for William Faden
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Shows township and patent boundaries.
Includes "Advertisement."
Extent:
1 map on 2 sheets : hand col. ; 119 x 78 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:260,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008210
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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