SAUTHIER, Claude Joseph.
A Chorographical Map of the Province of New York, divided into Counties, Manors, Patents and Townships.
Magnificent map of New York State, just before Independence, showing the divisions and ownership of land in detail. The map is lithographed from the copperplate original, that was engraved and published by William Faden in 1779. ‘Sauthier’s map of New York summarises much of the British military mapping done in the years preceding the revolution. Born in Strasbourg, Sautier was employed by Governor Tyron in 1776, and appointed surveyor for the Province of New York in 1773. After 1776 he was employed as a military surveyor. In compiling this map Sauthier drew on his detailed surveys, as well as on the surveys of Bernard Ratzer, another important surveyor and map maker in the years preceding the Revolution.’ (Ref: William P. Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, 72-75; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America, 1047.)
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Size: 700 x 950 mm. Framed size 870 x 1030 mm. Lithograph. Later colour. Overall good condition. Some loss in parts due to folds, and some foxing. Framed.