"Map of the Country embracing the Several Routes examined with a view to a National Road from Washington to Lake Ontario", U.S. War Department
Subject: Maryland and Pennsylvania
Period: 1829 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16.5 x 37 inches
41.9 x 94 cm
Detailed and interesting map based on a map by Col. Stephen H. Long. It was compiled by F. Harrison, Jr., drawn by A.J. Stansbury, and engraved on copper by W. Harrison. The map covers an 80-mile section from just below Washington D.C. to Athens, PA, despite the title's reference to Lake Ontario. On a scale of five miles to the inch, the map is filled with great detail of country roads, turnpikes, towns and even locates taverns and stores.
References: Claussen & Friis #15; Phillips (A) #1377-39.
Light toning on folds, with some tissue repairs on fold intersections.