MAP OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE.

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David Burr


Map of the County of Erie.

Copper plate engraving, 1829
Image size 18 1/4 x 15 1/4" (46.5 x 38.9 cm)
Good condition. Original handcoloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 25235
Price: $325.00
Publisher : Published by David H. Burr, NY.
A fine map from Burr's "An Atlas of the State of New York Containing a Map of the State and of the Several Counties. Projected and Drawn by a Uniform Scale... under the Supervision & direction of Simon De Witt, Surveyor General.…" "It is a magnificent publication and was the second atlas of an individual state ever published." (Ristow). Engraved by Rawdon Clark & Co. Albany & Rawdon, Wright & Co. N.Y. The city of Buffalo is shown. This map also notes the town of "Arratat", or Ararat on Grand Island in the Niagara River. Ararat was Mordecai Noah's dream of a new homeland for Jews. Noah had purchased a large tract of land for Jews to settle. It was a failure as no one showed up. He later developed the idea of settling Jews in Palestine. Maps

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