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Maps of the Erie Canal

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Old New York State Maps

1825 Erie Canal map and profile
Map and profile of the Erie Canal -- Originally published in: Laws of the State of New York,
in relation to the Erie and Champlain canals / Published by authority,
under the direction of the Secretary of State (E. and E. Hosford, printers, Albany, 1825) --
Copies of this map are available from The Landmark Society of Western New York.
1858 map of New York State Map and profiles of New-York State Canals --
designed under direction of Van Rensselaer Richmond,
State Engineer & Surveyor, to accompany his report for 1859.
Originally published in: Annual report of the New York State
Engineer and Surveyor (C. Van Benthuysen, Albany, 1860)
1825 map of New York State New York : [with] Profile of the Champlain Canal from
Lake Champlain to the Hudson River [and] Profile of levels
of the Grand [i.e. Erie] Canal. (pub. by New York State, Albany, 1825)

Map plates 9 and 10 from Northern  Traveler


Map plate 8 from Northern Traveler
Map plate 7 from Northern Traveler Map plate 6 from Northern Traveler
Map plate 5 from Northern Traveler

Map plate 4 from Northern Traveler
Map plate 11 from Northern Traveler

Maps from The Northern Traveller
and Northern Tour, New ed.
published by J. & J. Harper, 1831.

 
Map of the Canal, and Profile of the Canal Map of New York State
"Map of the Canal, and Profile of the Canal" -- from: Marco Paul's Voyages & Travels, Erie Canal / by Jacob Abbott. (Harper & Brothers, New York, c1852) -- frontispiece. "New York" (Phillips & Hunt; Fisk & Co, Engravers, 1882) -- 11 x 13 in.
 
A map of the country traversed by the Erie Canal Map showing Present and Proposed Canal System
"A map of the country traversed by the Erie Canal" -- from "Water-ways from the Ocean to the lakes" / by Thomas Curtis Clarke; in: Scribners Magazine, Vol. XIX, no. 15, 1896, p. 104. "Map showing Present and Proposed Canal System" -- from: Annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1903. (Albany : Oliver A. Quayle, 1904) -- facing p. 60.
 
Route of the Barge Canal Map of the Canal System of the State of New York
"Route of the Barge Canal to be built across the State of New York" -- from: The Projected New Barge Canal of the State of New York / Thomas W. Symons -- in: Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution ... for the year ending June 30, 1904 (Washington : Government Printing Office, 1905) -- facing p. 751. [Note that Symons' name is misspelled on the map] "Map of the Canal System of the State of New York" -- from: History of the Canal System of the State of New York ... / by Noble E. Whitford (Albany : Brandow Publishing Co., 1906) -- original size: 8 x 14 cm.
 
Map of Sections of Present Canal cut off from Barge Canal
"Map of Sections of Present Canal cut off from Barge Canal" -- from: Annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1912. (Albany : J.B. Lyon Co., printers, 1913) -- facing p. 30.
 
Canal Map of the State of New York Map of Black River Canal showing proposed extension from Carthage 
               to Sacketts Harbor
"Canal Map of the State of New York" -- from: Annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1912. (Albany : J.B. Lyon Co., printers, 1913) -- 26 1/2 x 30 in.
Note: copies of this map are available for purchase.
"Map of Black River Canal showing proposed extension from Carthage to Sacketts Harbor" -- from: Annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1912. (Albany : J.B. Lyon Co., printers, 1913) -- p. 35.
 
Canal Map of the State of New York Showing Location of Locks and Power 
               Stations New York State, The Improved Canal System
"Canal Map of the State of New York Showing Location of Locks and Power Stations" -- from Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1915. (Albany : J. B. Lyon Co, printers, 1916) -- facing p. 36. "New York State, The Improved Canal System" -- from: The Canal System of New York State / Charles L. Cadle -- Re-issued and revised. (Albany : J.B. Lyon Co., printers, 1921).

 

Old Maps of Locations along the Erie Canal

Map showing Slips and adjuncts of the Erie Canal at Buffalo The Erie Canal through Tonawanda, N.Y.
"Map showing Slips and adjuncts of the Erie Canal at Buffalo" -- from: History of the Canal System of the State of New York ... / by Noble E. Whitford (Albany : Brandow Publishing Co., 1906) -- vol. 1, opposite p. 588. The Erie Canal through Tonawanda, N.Y. -- from the topographic map: Niagara Falls and vicinity / U.S. Geological Survey, 1894.
 
Map showing proposed new route of the Erie Canal at Cohoes Left: "Map showing proposed new route of the Erie Canal from the head of "The Sixteens" (Lock No. 18) at Cohoes, to a new junction with the Champlain Canal at the south side of the Cohoes Dam" -- from: Annual report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1897 (New York and Albany : Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., state printers, 1898) -- facing p. 72. Note: This proposal was never implemented, being superseded by the development of the Barge Canal.
 
Map of Syracuse Left: [Map of Syracuse] -- a portion of: Topographic map of the Tully glacial series and adjoining areas -- from: The Tully glacial series, by O.D. von Engeln -- in: New York State Museum Bulletin (Albany : University of the State of New York), nos. 227-228 (Nov.-Dec. 1919) -- facing p. 42.

 

Old Maps of Rochester

Johnson-1827 map of Rochester Cornell-1838 map of Rochester Cornell-1859 map of Rochester
Map of Rochester
by E. Johnson, 1827
(Courtesy of the
Rochester Historical Society)
Map of the City of Rochester
drawn for O'Reilly's Sketches
by Silas Cornell, 1838
(C.B. Graham's Lithy.)
Published by William Alling *
Map of the City of Rochester
from Cornells' Maps
by Silas Cornell, 1859
Published by Curtis, Butts & Co.
* Courtesy of the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections, University of Rochester Library.
Cornell-1861 map of Rochester Rochester Special Map, 1912  
Map of the City of Rochester
from Cornells' Maps
by Silas Cornell, 1861
Published by Curtis, Butts & Co.
"Rochester Special Map" (U.S. Geological Survey ; State of
New York, J.A. Bensel, State Engineer and Surveyor --
Edition of Mar. 1912)
 

 

Modern Maps

Maps issued by The New York State Canal Commission
(a subsidiary of the New York State Thruway Authority):
The New York State Canal System Canals and Connecting Waterways
The New York State Canal System
(from "Unlock the Legend of The New York
State Canal System" Published by
The New York State Canal Commission)
Canals and Connecting Waterways
(from "Recreational Map and Guide
to New York State Canals" pub. by
the State Department of Transportation)
New York State Canal System
"New York State Canal System" -- from: New York State Canals, recreational map and guide. 6th ed. (New York State Canal Corporation, 1987)

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