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Survey Maps of New York State, ca. 1711-1913

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About 1,200 maps of surveys made for landholders, for partitioning of land, and for disposition of as yet unappropriated state lands. The Surveyor General and the successor State Engineer and Surveyor produced these maps in keeping with his responsibilities for surveying and mapping state lands. A number of the maps are of townships in the State's military tract. The maps generally provide: name, location, or number of the town, tract, patent, or Indian reservation surveyed; lot boundaries and dimensions; lot numbers; names of landholders (sometimes); waterways; the number of acres in area surveyed (sometimes); and on some town maps, names of streets.

A list of some of these maps is published and indexed in David E. E. Mix, Catalogue of Maps and Surveys in the Offices of the Secretary of State, State Engineer and Surveyor, and Comptroller, and the New York State Library (Albany, 1859).  A complete list of maps in the series is published in Catalog of Maps and Field Books in the Land Bureau of the Department of the State Engineer and Surveyor, New York State (Albany, 1920), pp. 3-35.

These items come from the following records series:

A0273 Survey maps of lands in New York State, [ca. 1711-1913] (bulk ca. 1772-1913). New York (State). State Engineer and Surveyor.

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