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Title: Christopher Colles

Description: Christopher Colles (1739-1816), Irish-born American, engineer, surveyor, inventor (of an elaborate and effective steam-powered water system in New York, which fell to ruins under British occupation of the city during the American Revolutionary War); and mapmaker, who, from 1789 to 1792, produced the first road map in the U.S., compiling an atlas covering approximately 1,000 miles of roads from Albany, New York to Williamsburg, Virginia, an invaluable guide book by which to understand the development of road networks in early-day America; engineers; inventors; mapmakers;

Keywords: maps, road maps, surveyors, water systems

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1200 x 1870 (2.24 MPixels) (1.56)

Print Size: 10.2 x 15.8 cm; 4.0 x 6.2 inches

File Size: 6.43 MB (6,739,706 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000095551

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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