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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Manuscript Maps Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ns064609v
Dates:
1700-1900
Size:
6 boxes and 9.1 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 3-6
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of an open collection of manuscript maps. Included is the eastern section of the Mason-Dixon Line drawn by Charles Dixon and Jeremiah Dixon in 1768.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This is an open collection of manuscript maps as well as printed maps with significant manuscript annotations. Included are the original eastern section of the Mason-Dixon Line map drawn by Charles Dixon and Jeremiah Dixon, signed by both; several maps of parts of New Jersey dating from before the American Revolution; a set of eight 18th-century maps of areas around Paris; an 1862 Civil War map of the area around Richmond with annotations by Union aeronaut T. S. C. Lowe describing Confederate earthworks as seen from balloons; an 1852 Dutch map of Crete and surrounding islands; an Italian map (ca. 1730) of part of Corfu; a topographical map of the Latakia area of Syria, with manuscript annotations by General Edmund Allenby; and a mid-19th century keyed map of the island of St. Croix in the Caribbean.

Arrangement

Organized by manuscript map number.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Source of original acquisition unclear (AM13937,17071, 17205, 17543, 18045, 19173, 19651, HM1995-11).

Additions of Dutch map of Crete and Italian map of Corfu are a gift of the Program of Hellenic Studies in 2009 (AM2009-124, 2009-125).

Addition of map of "Lands of Yosemite Valley Lumber Company" is a gift of Barry Lawrence Ruderman in 2009 (AM2010-14).

Addition of map of "Island of St. Croix" was transferred from the Graphic Arts Collection in 2012 (AM2012-46).

Purchase, 2018 (AM 2018-114).

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Delaney in March 2009. Finding aid written by John Delaney in March 2009.

In 2022, restrictions on materials were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Manuscript Maps Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ns064609v
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 3-6