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MAP #: 350G5

CARTOGRAPHER : GRAHAM, LT. COL. J.D.

DATE: 1850

SHORT TITLE : THE BOUNDARY LINES BETWEEN THE PROVINCES OF MARYLAND

REMAINING TITLE & ID : & PENNSYLVANIA; INCLUDING THE THREE LOWER COUNTIES OF NEWCASTLE, KENT & SUSSEX, FORMING NOW THE STATE OF DELAWARE AS DEFINED BY THE AGREEMENT OF 1732, THE DECREE OF LORD CHANCELLOR HARDWICKE OF MAY 1750 AND THE AGREEMENT OF 1760. TO ACCOMPANY LT. COL. J.D. GRAHAM'S REPORT OF FEBy. 27th. 1850. (TITLE TOP RIGHT CORNER, NO CARTOUCHE). SCALE OF MILES (BELOW TITLE). LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1850
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : GIDEON & CO. (PRINTERS)
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 27.0 X 19.6 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 15,840
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 4 INCHES = 1 MILE
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-517
# 2 : MSA SC1399-869 (2ND ED.)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : X016-XXX*
# 2 : A022-DIG* (2ND ED.)
REGION CATEGORY : MAP ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : MASON-DIXON RELATED MAP (5)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 362G5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : MATHEWS IS THE ONLY REFERENCE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP IS A BLACK AND WHITE LITHOGRAPHIC MAP, THE PURPOSE OF WHICH IS TO ILLUSTRATE THE FIXING OF THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN THE STATES OF MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA AND DELAWARE. IT IS CONTAINED IN A MESSAGE OF THE GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND, TRANSMITTING THE REPORTS OF THE JOINT COMMISSIONERS AND OF LT. COL. GRAHAM, U.S. ENGINEERS, IN RELATION TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE BOUNDARY LINES OF THE STATES OF MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA & DELAWARE, WASHINGTON: PRINTED BY GIDEON AND CO. 1850.

THE MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR PHILIP F. THOMAS, DATED ANNAPOLIS, MD., MARCH 7th., 1850, READS AS FOLLOWS: "TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:
HENRY G.S. KEY, ESQUIRE, OF SAINT MARY'S COUNTY, WAS APPOINTED BY ME ON THE 21st OF AUGUST LAST, A COMMISSIONER UNDER RESOLUTION NO. 18 OF DECEMBER SESSION 1845, TO ASCERTAIN AND REFIX, IN CONJUNCTION WITH JOSHUA P. EYRE, ESQUIRE, A COMMISSIONER APPOINTED ON THE PART OF PENNSLVANIA, AND GEORGE READ RIDDLE, ESQUIRE, A COMMISSIONER APPOINTED ON THE PART OF DELAWARE, CERTAIN BOUNDARIES WHERE THE STATES OF MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA AND DELAWARE JOIN EACH OTHER. THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE PERFORMED THIS DUTY IN A VERY ABLE AND SATISFACTORY MANNER, AND THE ACCOMPANYING REPORT AND PAPERS, AND THE MAP OF THE BOUNDARIES ADJUSTED AND FIXED BY THEM, PREPARED BY LT. COL. JAMES D. GRAHAM, OF THE U.S. TOPOGRAPHICAL CORP. OF ENGINEERS, DETAILED BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT FOR THIS PARTICULAR SERVICE, AT THE REQUEST OF THESE STATES, RESPECTIVELY, WHICH HAVE JUST BEEN RECEIVED AT THIS DEPARTMENT, ARE HEREWITH TRANSMITTED FOR SUCH DISPOSITION AS TO THE LEGISLATURE MAY SEEM PROPER.

IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE ON THE MAP THAT CAPE HENLOPEN IS LABELED CAPE CORNELIUS AND CAPE HENLOPEN IS LOCATED WHERE FALSE CAPE WAS IN THE OLD MAPS AS WAS DONE IN THE DECREE OF 1750.

A SECOND EDITION OF THIS MAP WAS DONE AND IS ATTACHED AS THE LAST PAGE TO A DOCUMENT ENTITLED MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNORS OF MARYLAND AND PENNSYLVANIA, TRANSMITTING THE REPORTS OF THE JOINT COMMISSIONERS AND OF LIEUT. COL. GRAHAM, U.S. TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS, IN RELATION TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE BOUNDARY LINE OF THE STATES OF MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA AND DELAWARE, BEING A PORTION OF THE MASON AND DIXON'S LINE WITH A MAP. SECOND EDITION, CHICAGO: STEAM PRESSES OF F. FULTON & CO. 1862.

DATA IS FROM OBSERVATION OF BOTH EDITIONS OF THE DOCUMENT AND MAP IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THERE ARE TWO EDITIONS OF THE MAP.

1ST ED. - (1850) - THIS IS THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN. THE WATER AREAS HAVE A FEW PARALLEL LINES CONFORMING TO THE SHORELINES, BUT NOT COMPLETELY COVERING THE WATER AREAS. THERE IS NOTHING IN THE SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AREA BELOW THE SCALE OF MILES.

2ND ED. - (1862) - THE MAP HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REDRAWN. THE LETTERING IS HEAVIER ON THIS EDITION. UNDER THE SCALE OF MILES IS THE FOLLOWING: "LITH. OF ED. MENDEL CHICAGO 2D. EDITION 1862." IN THE SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AREA. THE PARALLEL, SHORE CONFORMING LINES IN THE WATER AREAS COVER THE WHOLE AREAS. SEE MAP # 362G5.

DATA IS FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPIES IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A PAPERBOUND COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE REPORT WITH THE FIRST EDITION OF THE MAP. THE COPY IN THE COLLECTION WAS ORIGINALLY PRESENTED TO THE SMITHSONIAN LIBRARY BY J.D. GRAHAM, WHOSE SIGNATURE IS ON THE DOCUMENT. THIS COPY WAS LATER DEACCESSED. THE MAP HAS AN ACQ. # OF X016-XXX* AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-517. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A PAPERBOUND COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION OF THE REPORT, WITH A COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION OF THE MAP. SEE MAP # 362G5. THE MAP IS ON THIN PAPER WITH SOME LIGHT BROWNING. THE ACQ. # IS A022-DIG* AND THE MDHR # IS MSA SC1399-869.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : MATHEWS, EDWARD B., "BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY OF MARYLAND", IN MARYLAND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY V. I, PART IV, BALTIMORE: JOHNS HOPKINS PRESS, 1897, 369.

February 25, 1993


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