The Resource Nansemond county, surveyed and drawn under the direction of John Wood, 1820

Nansemond county, surveyed and drawn under the direction of John Wood, 1820

Label
Nansemond county
Title
Nansemond 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, see VASV89-A2 for agency history, see VASV90-A3289 for series description.
Member of
Is part of
Action
  • Not accessioned.
  • Preserve,
  • Preserve,
  • Preserve,
Additional physical form
Also available on the Library of Virginia website.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation location within source
711 (21)
Citation source
BPW
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Special format characteristics
manuscript
Label
Nansemond 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=19150
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. The maps, "designed for the use of the Executive," were 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
  • Pen and ink, watercolor, pencil
  • Shows water systems, roads (indicated by red lines), bridges, canals, mills, towns, meeting houses, churches, taverns, schoolhouse, and some houses and owners
  • Additional survey information, some illegible, with courses, distances, and observations
  • Under title, in ink, block letters: "Map owned by J. Walter Hoosier/Suffolk, Virginia."
  • Additional place names added in pencil, probably later
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Scale [1:63,360]. "200 poles to 1 in."
Dimensions
162.1 x 163.8 cm.
Extent
1 map
Note
Also negative photostatic copy of map, in 15 parts, actual size. Source for prints: original lent by W. E. McClenny, Suffolk, Va.
Other physical details
ms. col., dissected in 6 pieces and mounted on linen
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000488435

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