1820 Caleb Atwater Map of Ohio

Ohio-atwater-1820
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Map of the State of Ohio Drawn by A. Bourne.  Including the Indian Reservation, Purchased and laid out Counties and Townships in 1820.
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1820 Caleb Atwater Map of Ohio

Ohio-atwater-1820

One of the finest large format American maps of Ohio obtainable.

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Title


Map of the State of Ohio Drawn by A. Bourne. Including the Indian Reservation, Purchased and laid out Counties and Townships in 1820.
  1820 (dated)    19.5 x 16.5 in (49.53 x 41.91 cm)     1 : 950400

Description


A rare 1820 American map of Ohio drawn for Caleb Atwater's Description of Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio. This map covers all of modern day Ohio as well as some of the surrounding states from Lake Eire to Kentucky and from Indiana to Pennsylvania. The map offers an excellent overview of the Stat's early county survey work as well as considerable topographical. Fully 70 counties are detailed, as are majored roads and important communities in each. The Black Swamp in northwestern Ohio and the Unbroken Sandstone Region in southeastern Ohio feature exceptional topography detail as well. Much of the detail presented here combines the work of Alexander Bourne and John Kilbourne, both Ohio cartographers of note who produced some of the earliest geographical studies of that state. The map itself was, as previously noted, intended to accompany Atwater's important Description of Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio, the first systematic study of the indigenous populations of Ohio.

Source


Atwater, Caleb, Description of the Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio‚Ķ, 1820.    

Condition


Very good. Original folds exhibit slight wear.

References


Rumsey 0086.000. Phillips (Maps) 627. Karrow 2-1806. Ristow, W., American Maps and Mapmakers: Commercial Cartography in the Nineteenth Century. p 146. Smith, p167-168.