Map of the County of Monroe

BURR, David H. Rawdon Clark & Co. (illustrator)

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Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1829

Description: Map. Copper plate engraving with original hand-coloring. Image measures 12 1/2 x 15".

Comments: This map depicts Monroe County in northwestern New York, divided into 16 towns outlined in vivid color. The Genesee River runs vertically up the center of the map through the city of Rochester. The map denotes major routes, waterways, and topographical details, and icons label villages, flouring mills, factories, forges, saw mills, and churches. This first edition of Burr's county map appeared in his "Atlas of the State of New York" of the same year, which was the second atlas of an individual state ever published. The map is in good condition with light foxing throughout and some ink stains in the lower right margin, not affecting the image. Full original margins. David H. Burr (1803-1875) served as Topographer to the United States Post Office and Geographer to the House of Representatives and was widely known for his accuracy and attention to detail. His "Universal Atlas" was the first to map each of the United States individually. This map is a lovely rendering of a hard-to-find county in New York State.

Edition: First
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 233738


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