Hand drawn Survey Map-Luzerne-Carbon-Schuylkill Co PA

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 12, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

Note: I have three similar hand-drawn and overlapping warrant/survey type maps listed on three separate auctions this week. Each map is hand drawn and they pertain to a small part of Lehigh (formerly Northampton ) County, a small part of Schuylkill County , and part of Luzerne County and Carbon County . Each will be described more fully on each auction. I believe each map is old – impossible to date because t are no dates on them. I can only go by the type of paper and what is named on the maps. These maps certainly were not done recently – and someone spent a lot of time making them. Two are on an older type of paper and the other is on a tracing type of paper.

All maps have named creeks – which is how I was able to figure out what counties these maps covered. Some have railroads marked, old “turnpike” roads, “Old Northampton County Line”, Hazelton Company Coal Lands, Summit Mine, Beaver Pond Survey, etc. These maps do appear to show the original warrants or surveys because I compared the names to some of the warrant/survey maps that are available.

This listing is for a hand-drawn map on paper (seems to be a thin “rag-type” paper but I am no authority on paper). It measure about 24 inches by 13 inches and was pieced together at the time it was made.

Condition : Fair to good. T is separation along the fold lines (on the center perpendicular fold line – 4 inches – and the same on the perpendicular fold line to the right of the center fold); t are some pin holes and other small holes – mostly with the fold lines intersect.. T are some stains. This map could use some archival mending tissue to reinforce and repair the fold lines. Please see photo of entire map and scans of parts of the map for details .

This map will be mailed folded along original fold lines .

Data :

This map has “Hazleton Company” marked in the center of the map – which should be Hazleton , Luzerne County . The bottom edge is marked “ Northampton County ” but I believe this is actually present-day Carbon County because Beaver Creek is marked on the map and this should be in Carbon County . The bottom left corner says Schuylkill County and appears to be just a small section of that county which has Catawissa Creek. The upper left seems to be Luzerne County w Black Creek is located. The upper right contains Cross Creek and Little Black Creek – also apparently Luzerne County .

Streams named : Beaver Creek , Little Black Creek , Sandy Run , Cross Creek , Black Creek , Catawissa Creek,

Roads named : No roads are named (except one that says Road) but t are dotted lines that appear might be roads but no names are given.

Other Identifying Names : Beaver Meadow, Steam Mill, Summit Co., “old county line”, Schuylkill County, Union Township, Drysdale, Turnpike, Luzerne and Schuylkill County, Hazles Bottom, Laurel Hill, Northampton County (but apparently now Carbon County).

Note : “Hazle Company” which is in the center of this map, is on the left hand side of one of the other maps listed on auction – thus the other map has more surveys extending to the south east. Both maps are about the same scale. This map is also almost identical to the third map I have listed on another auction - however, this map has more detail.

SOME of the Tract Owners :

Peter Martin, Jeremiah Jackson, Robert Lyon, Tho Martin, John Peale, Walter Clark, James Davidson, Andrew Carson, Jas Morgan, Abigail Willing, Robert Clark, Jacob Anderson, Wm. Milligan, Elizabeth Studman, Josiah Haines, Rebecca Studman, John Moor, Abraham Leote, David Micksh, Christian H. Beck, Christian Micksh, Stephen Balliet, Jacob Balliet, Jno Thornburg, Samuel Scott, George Moore, Robert Hutzheimer?, And Kennedy, Jas Black, Robert Latimore, James Latimore, Jacob Esyurley, John Kunckle, John Balliet, John Kunckle, Mary Kunckle, Nicholas Rope, Henry Rope, Fredk Ritter, Godfrey Hagu, John Litgrove, Thos Allibone, Jos L. Smith, John Esy, Daniel Rope, Levi Rope, John Rope, John Jordan, Leonard Rope, Job...