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Map of Lands Belonging to the Forest Preserve situated in the Counties of Delaware Greene Sullivan and Ulster. Compiled from the Official Maps and Field Notes on file in the State Departments at Albany, N.Y. By authority of the Fisheries, Game & Forest Commission
Wynkoop Hallenback Crawford Co. State Printers, 1899. First edition. Cloth with gilt titles, stamped in blind, string tied. Maps very good, with small splits at corner folds, colors bright, in very good portfolio with small soiled spot on front and some sunning to spine.. 1 colored map on 2 joined sheets (102 x 121 cm.). Issued in portfolio (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches) with cover title: Map of the Catskill Preserve. Engraved by J.Y. McClintock and W.L. Lawton. Over four feet if joined (scale is 1 inch to 2 miles). Shows patents, lots, names of landowners, and town boundaries subdivided into tracts. Shows street names and railroads. Compiled from "Official Maps and Field Notes on file in the State Departments at Albany, N.Y. by Authority of the Fisheries, Game, and Forest Commission." The first meeting of the Forest Preserve Commission was held on September 23, 1885, and a tabulation of the state ownership did not exist yet; in 1892 the State provided $250 the Forest Commission "for completing the public path leading to the summit of Slide mountain, Ulster County, included within the preserve..." and in a 1893 budget bill (Chapter 726) the State provided $1,000, "For the expenses of examination of title and survey of lands owned by the state on Slide Mountain in Ulster County and other parts of the Catskills..." which lead to the creation of this first map of the Catskill Forest Preserve. Quite detailed and in remarkably good condition.
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