The Maps and Map-Makers of Maryland; Including a History of Cartographic Progress in Maryland

The Maps and Map-Makers of Maryland; Including a History of Cartographic Progress in Maryland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...of the information then acquired was not publishedin the form of maps constructed accurately from the surveyors' field-notes. Manuscript maps, however, were published and accompanied many of the reports. Some of these are still in existence, while others have slipped out of the knowledge of the engineers now in charge. According to a report on the extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio ('anal to the Ohio river by Major Villiam E. Merrill, Corps of U. S. Engineers, made to the Secretary of 'Val' in 1824, ' the first examination and survey of the routes for a canal to connect the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac river on the eastern, with the Youghiogheny and Monongahela valleys on the western slope of the Alleghany mountains, was 1nade in the summer of 1824, and was chiefly to determine the practicability of the undertaking. This was almost entirely restricted to the examination of the moun ' House Executive Documents, 43rd Congress, First Session, No. 208, p. 59. tain or summit section from Cumberland and the north branch of the Potomac to the junction of the Youghiogheny and Castleman rivers at Turkeyfoot. The route surveyed in 1824 was by the north branch of the Potomac to the mouth of Savage river, thence by Savage river, Crabtree creek and a branch of Crabtree creek to Bear and Deep creeks, and thence by the Youghiogheny to Turkeyfoot. That part of the route from Cumberland to the mouth of Savage river was surveyed by Major J. J. Abert, Topographical Engineers, and the remaining portion by Captain Wm. G. McNeill, Topographical Engineers. During the next year a more careful and detailed survey was made to determine the route to be recommended, and also to obtain the data necessary to frame a general plan of the work...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765621
  • 9781236765628