Map of the County of Cattaraugus

Burr--Cattaraugus Co.jpg
Burr--Allegheney River.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Map of the County of Cattaraugus

Description

Southwestern county, part of the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua that extinguished most Seneca nation land rights, is shown here not long after its incorporation in 1817. Remnants of Senecas land are visible as the Cattaraugus Reservation (at upper left) and the Allegheney Reservation (alongside the river). Although the county's population still was sparse we see townships laid out already on Burr's map--particularly surrounding Olean, whose location on the Allegheney River made it a desirable trading post. Along with existing villages, county roads, and water features (the legend mentions stage roads, mills, forges, and churches, but none appear on the map).

This item consists of Burr's county map and a cropped version focusing upon the Allegheney River, the latter used for the Watersheds exhibit.

Creator

Burr, David H. (1803-1875)

Publisher

D.H. Burr

Date

1829

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

jpeg, 4 MB
jpeg, 730 KB

Type

Map

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Map

Physical Dimensions

45 x 45 cm.

Geolocation