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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rare Map of the Day: "Map of the Counties of New York, Queens, Kings & Richmond" David H Burr, 1829


David H. Burr
Map of the Counties of New York, Queens, Kings & Richmond
Paper size: 19 1/2 x 14 inches  Frame size: 29 1/4 x 23 inches
Engraved by Rawdon Clark and Co. Albany and Rawdon, Wright and Co, NY, 1829

“The Atlas of the State of New York” was published in 1830 [although it bears the date 1829]. It was the second state atlas produced in the United States; the very first was the 1825 "Atlas of the State of South Carolina" produced by Robert Mills. Although [Surveyor General Simeon] DeWitt provided information and sponsorship and put his powerful influence behind the project, the producer of the atlas was David Burr (1803-1875)...The Burr "Atlas…" is a landmark document that constitutes one of the most precise cartographic records of the state. It contains a general map of the state, a large plan of New York City, and maps of each county...The Burr "Atlas…" marks a major change. The whole state, the major city, each and every county is depicted in a uniform style and scale, with accompanying standardized statistical information and narrative. The state is given shape and form and substance in the atlas. All the counties are now joined together, a civil union is complete, all the land is subdivided, the marks of progress are recorded and celebrated... " (John Rennie Short, Representing the Republic: Mapping the United States 1600-1900, pp. 85-88). Howes B1017. Phillips, Atlases, 2206. Walter Ristow, American Maps & Mapmakers: Commercial Cartography in the 19th Century, pp. 103-108. Sabin 19873.

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