The Resource Morgan County, surveyed and drawn under the direction of John Wood. 1820

Morgan County, surveyed and drawn under the direction of John Wood. 1820

Label
Morgan County
Title
Morgan County
Statement of responsibility
surveyed and drawn under the direction of John Wood. 1820
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Note
Forms part of Board of Public Works records.
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned,
  • Preserve,
  • Preserve,
  • Preserve,
Additional physical form
Also available on the Library of Virginia website.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation location within source
  • 430
  • 711 (20)
Citation source
  • Swem
  • BPW
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Special format characteristics
manuscript
Label
Morgan County, surveyed and drawn under the direction of John Wood. 1820
Link
http://digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=16018
Publication
Note
  • John Wood was contracted with by Governor Wilson C. Nicholas in 1816 to carry out surveys of Virginia's counties and to prepare from these surveys a map of the state. At this time Morgan County was in Virginia. The maps, "designed for the use of the Executive," were directed to be deposited in the office of the secretary of the board of public works, to "be at all times open to the access of the Executive, or of any member of the General Assembly." (29 Va. Acts 1816-1817) When Wood died in 1822, Herman Böye completed the project, which resulted in the state map published in 1827. It was corrected by Lewis von Buchholtz in the edition of 1859
  • One in the series of county maps preliminary to Böye's nine-sheet map of Virginia, published in 1827
  • Relief shown by shading
  • Pen and ink, watercolor
  • Shows water systems, mountains, geological features, roads (indicated by red lines), mills, and some houses and owners
  • Additional information: notes that line between Berkeley and Morgan County is not yet established, but general area included; also shows discrepancies between lines drawn by commissioners of Hampshire and Morgan counties; includes survey of lines of Morgan County with courses, distances in poles, and observations
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Scale [1:63,360].
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
77.7 x 105.1 cm.
Extent
1 map
Note
Also negative photostatic copy of map, in 4 parts, actual size.
Other physical details
ms. col., dissected in 2 pieces
Physical medium
paper
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000488203
Specific material designation
map

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