Chorographical Map of the Province of New York in 1779 by SAUTHIER & PEASE 1849

Large Chorographical Map of the Province of New York in 1779 by SAUTHIER & PEASE 1849

Chorographical Map of the Province of New York in 1779 by SAUTHIER & PEASE 1849 | Printed Title: “A chorographical map of Province of New York in North America, Divided into Counties Manors Patents and Townships – Exhibiting likewise all the private Grants of Land made and located in that Province. Compiled from actual surveys deposited in the Patent Office at New York. By Order of His Excellency Major General William Tryon by Claude Joseph Sauthier Esqr.”

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  • Large Chorographical Map of the Province of New York in 1779 by SAUTHIER & PEASE 1849 | Printed Title: “A chorographical map of Province of New York in North America, Divided into Counties Manors Patents and Townships – Exhibiting likewise all the private Grants of Land made and located in that Province. Compiled from actual surveys deposited in the Patent Office at New York. By Order of His Excellency Major General William Tryon by Claude Joseph Sauthier Esqr.”  | Approx. Measures 36″ W by 45″ H with Frame | The last and best large-scale map of an American colony. Drawn on a scale of five miles to the inch, it is the most detailed printed map of any extensive part of North America published during the Revolutionary period.

    TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: ‘Chorographical Map of the Province of New York in North America, Divided into Counties Manors Patents and Townships; Exhibiting likewise all the private Grants of Land made and located in that Province. Compiled from actual surveys deposited in the Patent Office at New York. By Order of His Excellency Major General William Tryon by Claude Joseph Sauthier Esqr.’

    IMAGE NOTES: This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

    DATE PRINTED: 1849 reprint of a map originally published in 1779

    MAP SIZE (Not Including Any Frame): Approx 96.0 x 72.5cm, 37.75 x 28.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

    TYPE: Large antique map of New York state

    VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

    FOLDING: This is/was a folding map.

    ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Claude Joseph Sauthier

    AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above, and is not a modern copy.

    CONDITION: Good Condition; This antique framed map presents nicely, with mild wear and age, including mild tearing on lower left corner, some toning. Please check the images for blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated.

    PROVENANCE: Engraved by Richard Pease, Albany NY, 1849; from the earlier map by Claude Joseph Sauthier, engraved and published by William Fadden (successor to the late Thomas Jeffreys, Geographer to the King), Charing Cross, London, 1779 – Acquired from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The last and best large-scale map of an American colony. Drawn on a scale of five miles to the inch, it is the most detailed printed map of any extensive part of North America published during the Revolutionary period.

    Claude Joseph Sauthier was one of the most accomplished engineers working in America in the eighteenth century. Alsatian by birth, he accompanied Governor William Tryon to North Carolina in 1769. He surveyed several North Carolina towns and designed the Governor’s Mansion at New Bern before accompanying Tryon to New York in 1771. He subsequently conducted many surveys of New York, and during the Revolution he served as a military engineer producing a number of fine maps for the British Army. A number of Sauthier’s printed and manuscript maps, including an example of the present map, can be found in the collection formed by Sir Henry Clinton, Commander of the British Forces in North America, 1775-1782, now preserved at the William L. Clements Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    Sauthier’s greatest production was a large manuscript map of the Province of New York which was first published on three sheets in 1776 by William Faden as A Map of the Province of New York . This map included details taken from Bernard Ratzer’s survey of New Jersey. Sauthier continued to improve this great manuscript during the first years of the Revolution, and in 1779 it was published, again by Faden, but greatly enlarged on six sheets, as A Chorographical Map.

    The Chorographical Map contains a vast amount of information lacking from the 1776 map, particularly in upstate New York, the Catskills, and what would become Vermont. A note on the Chorographical Map states that “the Mohawk Valley and County of Tryon are Laid down according to an Actual Survey and other Manuscripts generously communicated by Governor Pownall.” The grand scale, which was almost three times that of the 1776 map, also allowed for the inclusion of many previously omitted details in the more settled areas. The result is an amazing record of New York from the Revolutionary War period.

    Adams, British Headquarters Maps and Sketches Used by Sir Henry Clinton…now preserved in the William L. Clements Library, 118; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp. 72-74; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.505; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America and & West Indies 1750-1789 , 1070; Cf. Brun, Guide to the Manuscript Maps in the William L. Clements Library , (original manuscript) 371; Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution , (original manuscript) 100/2.

  • Weight

    10lb.

    Height

    45"

    Width

    36"

    Depth

    2"

    Weight

    10lb.

    Height

    45"

    Width

    36"

    Depth

    2"

    Subject

    American Civil War, Americana, Document, Historical, Map

    Artist / Maker

    Richard Pease

    Date

    19th Century

    Kind

    Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Collectibles, Documents & Manuscripts, Ephemera, Maps, Memorabilia

    Medium

    Engraving

    Origin

    American

    Other

    Authenticated, Framed, Glass Covering

    Support

    Paper

    Title

    A chorographical map of Province of New York in North America