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- Taken by
- Hoboken Historical Museum
- Explore score
- Print Pricing
- $14.00 to $1,047.00
- 0.53 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Sep 23, 2013
- Date taken
- Sep 22, 2013
- environmental, geology, landscape, street, cityscapes
Sections 1-1, 1-2 and start of 2-1.
West end of exhibition.
On easels at center:
TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF JERSEY CITY, HOBOKEN AND THE ADJACENT COUNTRY, DESCRIBING MINUTELY THE COURSES OF RIVERS, BROOKS, THE TOWNSHIP, ORIGINAL PATENT LINES, RAILWAYS, TURNPIKE, CARRIAGE, BRIDLE ROADS, THE PRESENT FARM BOUNDARIES WITH THE NAMES OF THEIR PROPRIETORS, A CORRECT PLAN OF PUBLIC GROUNDS AND GENTLEMAN'S COUNTRY SEATS, THE POSITION OF FARM HOUSES, FORESTS, SWAMPS, AND MARSHES, SHOWING A COMPLETE VIEW OF THE FACE OF THE COUNTRY.
FROM AN ACTUAL SURVEY BY L.F. DOUGLASS, ENGINEER, JERSEY CITY, 1841.
PUBLISHED BY BENJAMIN S. DEMAREST, 170 FULTON ST., NEW YORK, 1876.
LOAN COURTESY OF JERSEY CITY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, NEW JERSEY ROOM.
Based on surveys done by colonial Commissioners in 1764, L.F. Douglass, City Surveyor for Jersey City, created this map in 1840 and published it in 1841 (On February 17, 1841, the Mayor of Jersey City was authorized by resolution of the Common Council to present the map to the State Legislature. thus establishing that this map was created by at least 1840.) It does reflect the area and landholders of Douglass’ time, not just historically, as early railroads are present.
The version seen here is known as the “Earle” edition for civil engineer Frank H. Earle who updated this primary early map of the county (see notice at upper left corner.) Published in 1876, it has a significant amount of added information including the colors. This general version of the county was basic reference for it, but it was already superseded by detailed commercial atlases of the day. Another version published in 1881 is on the next wall and it refers to this edition. That one is faithful to the original Douglass map and mostly without the coloring that Earle added. While they appear virtually the same, the Earle edition updates roads and many names of landholders.
Although broken into three pieces and now encapsulated (demonstrating how much the map was used, but also speaking to the fragility of these artifacts, even linen-backed ones), it is useful to see how the county was portrayed to general viewers.
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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.2.0375 (Windows)
Panorama size: 527 megapixels (40392 x 13064 pixels)
Input images: 210 (21 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 188.9 degrees wide by 61.1 degrees high (top=24.8, bottom=-36.3)
Vignette correction off
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 40D
Image size: 3888x2592 (10.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2013-09-22 20:00:27 - 2013-09-22 20:16:47
Exposure time: 0.125 - 2.5
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 118.2 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 52.6 to 60.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 54.4 to 55.5 percent
Computer stats: 6141.54 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 12:21 (3.5 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 2:37, Projection: 2:27, Blending: 7:17
(Preview finished in 7:31)