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OHIO MAPS:  *NEW LISTINGS: OHIO
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such as - Map #1 Land Grants:
 
MAP #1:  OHIO PRINCIPAL LAND GRANTS AND SURVEYS.  We have a map of Ohio, 8" by 11", in black and white which shows the principal land grants and surveys.  This map has been placed in an archival transparent sheet with the holes built into the protector. Price:  $1.00.  Divisions shown are name, date of creation, acreage if given and locality in ( ): 
1.)  Seven Ranges, 1786, (southeastern Ohio along the eastern border with (West) Virginia, just east of Marietta and north toward the Western Reserve);
2.)  The Ohio Company, 1788, 964,285 acres, (southeast corner of Ohio on the turn to the north or upper part of the Ohio River across from (West) Virginia, (north and west of Marietta, OH);
3.)  Western Reserve, 1796, 3,040,000 acres (around Cleveland, from just south of Lake Erie to the 41st degree North Latitude);
4.)  Fire Lands 1792, 500,000 acres, (around Sandusky, west of the Western Reserve and south of Lake Erie to the 41st North Latitude);
5.)  Military Bounty Lands, 1796, 2,660,000 acres, (a little north and east of the city of Columbus and north to Fort Laurens);
6.)  The Refugee Tract, 135,240 acres, (a narrow strip running eastward from Columbus toward the Seven Ranges);
7.)  The French Grant, 1795, 24,000 acres; running along the Ohio River at the bottom of Congress Lands); 
8.)  Congress Lands, east along the Scioto River from the Ohio River to the Refugee Tract);
9.)  Donation Tract, 100,000 acres, (a strip north of the Ohio Company Lands between the Congress Lands and the Ohio Company Lands );
10.)  Virginia Military Bounty Lands, 1784-1790, 4,204,800 acres. Land Records Offices for the Virginia Military Bounty Lands are in Chillicothe);
11.)  Symmes Purchase, 1786, 311,682 acres (located north of Cincinnati, between the Greater and Little Miami Rivers);
12.) Congress Lands, largest land mass in northwest Ohio, south of Toledo down to Virginia Military Bounty Lands, This land is all north and west of Columbus.  All available in this one map.  PRICE:  $1.00

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Map #2 Ohio 1804
*NEW LISTINGS: WF2-OH:  MAP 2:  MAP OF THE STATE OF OHIO, 1804, By Rufus Putnam, January, 1804, This map of Ohio is 8" by 11", in black and white and has the Surveyor's latitude and longitude lines printed on it.  Rivers are the principle feature.  Indian Boundaries of their Territories are well marked.  This map has been placed in an archival transparent sheet protector with the holes built into the protector ready to be inserted in a three-ring binder. PRICE $1.00  

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Map #3  Ohio 1812
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NEW LISTINGS: WF2-OH:  MAP 3:  MAP OF OHIO, 1812.  This map of Ohio is 8" by 11", in black and white and will show the latitude and the longitude lines and also the township lines appear faintly in the background.  At this point, Ohio is divided into Districts.  Indian Territory is well marked, then the Connecticut Reserve. Canton District, Steubenville District, Marietta District, Zanesville District, Chillicothe District, Virginia Military Lands, Cincinnati and the Ohio Company.  Comparing Map 1 and Map 3 help you to sort these out.   This map has been placed in an archival transparent sheet protector with the holes for a three-ring binder already built into the protector to preserve the map. PRICE:  $1.00 

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MAP #4 Ohio Heckenwelder's Map

*NEW LISTINGS: WF2-OH  MAP 4:  HECKENWELDER'S MAP OF NORTHEASTERN OHIO.  Hand drawn by Mr. Heckenwelder in 1796.  This map is 8" by 11", in black and white, and shows obviously a part of the Western Reserve, to the north is a part of Lake Erie, to the east is the Pennsylvania line, to the south and east is the Ohio River in its upper position.  There are many hand-written notes all over this extremely neatly drawn work.  The rivers are identified, the Pennsylvania Donation Lands are labeled, he has drawn in the latitude and longitude lines, Small lake is so labeled.  What he bought for himself is so labeled.  It appears from this map that he had some training in this field, as it appears more workmanlike than amateur.  Some study is required and a fair amount of magnification certainly helps!  He labels paths, Indian Territory, rivers, clay banks.  Very interesting to study such a good hand drawn map done before 1800! This map has been placed in an archival transparent sheet protector with the holes for a three-ring binder already built into the protector to preserve the map.  PRICE $1.00  

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Map #5 OHIO 1848
 WF2-OH  MAP 5:  MAP OF THE STATE OF OHIO 1848.  This later map, 8" by 11", in black and white, shows in dark print the canals and railroads.  Most county lines are drawn and labeled by this time.  It was certainly convenient to move around Ohio by this time as the lines appear going every direction.  Dozens of lines go up to the Ohio state boundaries, but only the rivers are shown in adjacent states.  Presumably at least some of the railroads and canals were continued into those adjacent state.  Railroads were built by businesses, so crossing state borders was a given.  However, canals were built by state governments and few states, if any, were willing to pay for a canal on another state's property.  [NOTE:   Indiana nearly went bankrupt in the period when they were building more canals than the people of Indiana could be taxed to pay for.  At that time, Indiana passed a State Constitutional Amendment that forbid a budget that was not within the taxing income of the state.  Our state representatives still may not pass a budget that will not balance.  I always did think that was a good idea!  Why don't we call for such an amendment for our Federal Government ?] This map has been placed in an archival transparent sheet proterctor with the holes for a three-ring binder already built into the protector to preserve the map.  PRICE $1.00 

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MAP#6  NORTHWEST TERRITORY 1795
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NEW LISTINGS:  WF2-OH;  MAP #6:  NORTHWEST TERRITORY 1795.  This map, drawn in 1795 is a physical map of what this territory looked like before people did so much remodeling and renovation!  The area is shown with lakes and rivers marked and named.  Four of the Great Lakes appear - Superior, Huron, Michigan and Erie.  The map stops there as Ontario is too far east.  This map is 8" by 11", in black and white.  The territory to the west is labeled Louisiana.  Ohio, Indiana, Illinois have no state lines showing.  Neither do Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, these were states that were partly or completely made from this territory.  Good clear map.  This map has been placed in an archival transparent sheet protector with the holes for a three-ring binder already built into the protector to preserve the map.  PRICE $1.00 

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MAP JP#7:  1828 MAP OF OHIO IN FULL COLOR.Ohio Map 1828
 JP2-OH:  MAP 7: 1828 MAP OF OHIO IN FULL COLOR.  This striking map of the state comes from Anthony Finley's General Atlas, colored by counties and showing towns, roads, rivers, mountains and other geographical features.  The original map is 11" x 9" but this reprint was slightly modified to accommodate our archival page protectors and is now in a sheet protector that is 11" by 14" Each county is a different color from the ones next to it making the map look like a patchwork quilt.  They are beautiful!   Here is more news about the maker of this map.   ANTHONY FINLEY MAPS: Not much is known about Anthony Finley, but it is known that he produced atlases as early as 1818 and employed talented Philadelphia engravers such as H. S. Tanner, J. Vallance and J. Thackara. Their work is considered to have been remarkable for their elegance and distinctiveness. The period 1820 to 1840 is considered the Golden Age of American Cartography. During this period, copper plate engraving accompanied by hand coloring reached its zenith.  Each map has been carefully selected for its historic importance, color contrast and clarity of detail.  These maps are great for genealogists, historians, or teachers. They are all full-color reproductions scanned from the original historical maps that John owns. Each map is reproduced on acid-free 80-pound card stock and comes with its own archival mylar or polypropylene sleeve.
You can hang them on the wall in your den, family room, office or classroom, use them for special projects, save them for your library archives, or put them in with your family scrapbook. 
If you have been to genealogy conferences you have probably seen John Palmer's 11 x 14 inch full-color maps of
Ohio. If you haven't been to conferences, you might have seen them already on Pat's web site or John's web site. $9.00  

 
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