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Allegheny, Washington and GreeneSpacerSomerset, Bedford, and FultonSpacerWestmoreland and Fayette

Maps from The New Topographical Atlas of the State of Pennsylvania with Descriptions Historical, Scientific and Statistical... Philadelphia: Stedman, Brown & Lyon, 1872. All ca. 16 x 12, except as noted. Lithographs. Original hand color. Very good condition.

As the population, transportation network, and industries of Pennsylvania developed in the second half of the nineteenth century, there was a great need for better maps of the various counties. This was satisfied by this fine atlas of the state issued just before the Centennial. Each county is shown with its major topographical and social features, the townships indicated in contrasting pastel shades.



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Berlin TownshipSpacerWayne County, PaSpacerTexas Township

1872 Wayne County maps by F.W. Beers. From Atlas of Wayne County, PA. New York: A. Pomeroy & Co, 1872. Lithographs. Ca. 13 1/2 x 10 1/2. Original hand color. Very good condition.

From an 1872 series of excellent cadastral or property maps of towns in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The maps are "From recent and actual surveys and records under the superintendence of F. W. Beers," one of the major county atlas makers of the period. Each map shows a township or series of villages as mapped by these surveys. Roads, streams, and lakes are indicated with precise detail. Of particular note are the depictions of significant buildings, including most homes, each with the property owner indicated. A unique picture of the county just before the nation's centennial.

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