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Map of Morris's Purchase or West Geneseo In the State of New York. Ellicott, Joseph & B. 1804

Map of Morris's Purchase or West Geneseo In the State of New York. / Ellicott, Joseph & B. / 1804
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Full Title: Map of Morris's Purchase or West Geneseo In the State of New York. Exhibiting Part of the Lakes Erie and Ontario, the Straights of Niagara, Chautauque Lake and all the principal Waters, the Boundary lines of the several Tracts of Land purchase by the Holland Land Company, William and John Willink and others ... by Joseph & B. Ellicott 1800. To The Holland Land company their General Agents Theophilus Cazenove & Paul Bush Esquires, This Map Is respectfully inscribed by the Authors. 1804.

Author: Ellicott, Joseph & B.

Date: 1804

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Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Ellicott, Joseph & B.

Date: 1804

Short Title: Map of Morris's Purchase or West Geneseo In the State of New York.

Publisher: N.P.: No Publisher

Type: Separate Map

Object Height cm: 52

Object Width cm: 67

Scale 1: 336,000

Note: 1st edition was 1800. Vail says this was the "Most important map of the Holland Land Company, published for the promotion of sale of their Western New York lands." Nestler calls it "Probably the most important map of western NY when Buffalo was still known as New Amsterdam, and when land companies were luring settlers to this new frontier." The map is highly detailed, showing every tributary of every tributary of every stream. All the township and range lines are laid down, every town located, all reservations shown and all roads indicated. One has the impression that the ground was expertly surveyed with care and diligence. The Holland land holding comprised well over three million acres, not a modest subdivision! Ellicott was the company's agent at Batavia for many years. Map is without color.

Reference: Streeter 892 (890 for 1800 edition); P-Maps p. 292; Nestler p. 109; Vail 1233.

State / Province: New York

Full Title: Map of Morris's Purchase or West Geneseo In the State of New York. Exhibiting Part of the Lakes Erie and Ontario, the Straights of Niagara, Chautauque Lake and all the principal Waters, the Boundary lines of the several Tracts of Land purchase by the Holland Land Company, William and John Willink and others ... by Joseph & B. Ellicott 1800. To The Holland Land company their General Agents Theophilus Cazenove & Paul Bush Esquires, This Map Is respectfully inscribed by the Authors. 1804.

List No: 3712.000

Series No: 1

Published In: Map of Morris's Purchase or West Geneseo In the State of New York. Exhibiting Part of the Lakes Erie and Ontario, the Straights of Niagara, Chautauque Lake and all the principal Waters, the Boundary lines of the several Tracts of Land purchase by the Holland Land Company, William and John Willink and others ... by Joseph & B. Ellicott 1800. To The Holland Land company their General Agents Theophilus Cazenove & Paul Bush Esquires, This Map Is respectfully inscribed by the Authors. 1804.

Publication Author: Ellicott, Joseph & B.

Publication Date: 1804

Publication Reference: Streeter 892 (890 for 1800 edition); P-Maps p. 292; Nestler p. 109; Vail 1233.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 3712.000

Publication Type: Separate Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 52

Publication Width cm: 67

Image No: 3712000

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