A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America by Christopher Colles


With relief shown by hachures and the forests delineated, this map of the roads between New York and Trenton formed part of the first complete road atlas published in America, based on surveys by the multi-talented Colles himself and military surveyors.  Though sold as a complete publication by subscription, travellers were able to purchase individual maps from the Survey according to their needs and the routes they were to travel. In fact, many tourists found travel in America intensely frustrating; the heavily forested roads making it impossible to view, from the window of a carriage, the picturesque topographical views of which they had read.

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A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America by Christopher Colles. 1789. C. Tiebout Sculp.
1789, New York
Map / Engraving / Book
Christopher Colles
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Public Domain
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British Library
Maps 203.b.84.

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