1851 Pease Map of French and English Grants on Lake Champlain

FrenchEnglishChamplain-pease-1851-2
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1851 Pease Map of French and English Grants on Lake Champlain

FrenchEnglishChamplain-pease-1851-2

French and English land grants along Lake Champlain.
$300.00

Title


Map of French and English Grants on Lake Champlain.
  1851 (undated)     22 x 13 in (55.88 x 33.02 cm)     1 : 253440

Description


This is an 1851 Richard H. Pease map of Lake Champlain illustrating French and English land grants. French grants are illustrated in yellow and English grants in black. However, the grant to Dominic Dellius in 1696 is different, as the northern part of the Dellius grant is presented using red lines. 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 named.
Comments on the Grants
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 the English. Given the work in which this map was included, it is possible that better records were available regarding English grants, which allows for their much more precise presentation.
Publication History
This map was engraved and printed by Richard H. Pease of Albany, and included in Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan's 1851 Documentary History of the State of New York. We note perhaps a dozen examples of the separate map cataloged in OCLC.

Cartographer


Richard H. Pease (1813 - 1869) was an American merchant and lithographer active in Albany, New York, during the middle part of the 19th century. Pease is best recognized for his publication of America's first Christmas card for the 1849 -1850 holiday season. He also played a role in populating the American version of Santa Claus and tying it to consumerism in the holiday advertisements his produced for his 'Temple of Fancy or Pease's Great Variety Store.' Pease operated the Great Variety Store in tandem with his lithography business until he passed the store on to his son, Harry E. Pease, in 1855. The store was located at 516 Broadway, Albany. Pease also published hand-colored lithographs of fruit for Ebenezer Emmons’s book Agriculture of New York State, published between 1846 and 1854. From 1856 to 1867 he worked with the lithography firm of Hoffman, Knickerbocker and Co. Learn More...

Source


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

Condition


Good. Even overall toning. Verso repairs to fold separations. Bottom margin reinstated.

References


New York Public Library Map Div. 16-5833. OCLC 78904405.