1851 Pease Map of French and English Grants on Lake Champlain

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Map of French and English Grants on Lake Champlain.
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1851 Pease Map of French and English Grants on Lake Champlain

FrenchEnglishChamplain-pease-1851

Historically intriguing map overlaying French and English land grants along Lake Champlain.

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Title


Map of French and English Grants on Lake Champlain.
  1851 (undated)    22 x 12.5 in (55.88 x 31.75 cm)     1 : 253440

Description


This is an 1851 Richard H. Pease map of Lake Champlain. The map depicts Lake Champlain from the extreme northern end of Lake George to 45° 0' latitude and a certain amount of land on either side of the lake. French and English land grants surrounding the lake are depicted, with French grants illustrated in yellow and English grants in black, with the except of the grant to Dominic Dellius in 1696, the northern part of which is presented using red lines. While the chronology of the grants is unclear, it is apparent that, except for that of Dominic Dellius, the French grants were much larger than those given to the English. The possibility exists that, given the work in which this map was included, that better records were available regarding English grants, which allows for their much more precise presentation. Apart from the depiction of the grants, very little detail is included. Depth in Lake Champlain is shown by hachure, and a few rivers are illustrated running into the lake. Both Grand Isle and Long Island are presented in Lake Champlain.

This map was engraved and printed by Richard H. Pease of Albany, and included in Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan's The Documentary History of the State of New York in 1851.

Source


O'Callaghan, E.B., The Documentary History of the State of New York, (Albany: Weed, Parsons, and Co.) 1851.    

Condition


Very good. Transferrance. A few minor verso repairs. Remargined along bottom margin. Blank on verso.

References


New York Public Library Map Div. 16-5833. OCLC 880864096.