The Resource Preston county : surveyed and drawn under the direction of John Wood, 1821

Preston county : surveyed and drawn under the direction of John Wood, 1821

Label
Preston county : surveyed and drawn under the direction of John Wood, 1821
Title
Preston county
Title remainder
surveyed and drawn under the direction of John Wood, 1821
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,
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation location within source
711 (28)
Citation source
BPW
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Special format characteristics
manuscript
Label
Preston county : surveyed and drawn under the direction of John Wood, 1821
Link
http://digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=43497
Publication
Note
  • One in the series of county maps preliminary to Böye's nine-sheet map of Virginia, published in 1827
  • Relief shown pictorially
  • Pen and ink, watercolor, pencil
  • Shows water systems, mountains, islands, roads, mills, saltworks, furnaces, towns, taverns, stores, and some houses and owners
  • 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, Monroe 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
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Scale 1:63,360.
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
162.2 x 77.5 cm.
Extent
1 map : ms. col., dissected in 3 pieces and mounted on linen
Note
  • In 3 pieces.
  • Additional information: surveys of line between Preston and Pennsylvania, between Preston and Maryland, and between Preston and Randolph Co., and survey of Cheat River from Randolph line to Monongalia line. With courses, distances in poles, and observations. Red lines indicate roads and paths.
  • Also negative photostatic copy of map in 6 parts, actual size, and of the top section, in 2 parts, reduced.
Physical medium
paper
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000487619
Specific material designation
map

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