Map/Chart > New England & Maine
A plan of Piscataqua Harbour, with its branch of the Town of Portsmouth
This stunning plan is drawn and coloured to show land features such as roads, settlements, individual dwellings and buildings and relief as well as sea features including soundings and navigational hazards.
|Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist:||Lieuts. James Grant and Thomas Wheeler|
|Size Of Original:||w 41" x h 28"|
|Paper Type||Innova Smooth Cotton 315gsm|
The inscription on the plan shows it was ‘Surveyed by Mr James Grant, a Deputy Surveyor of Lands for the Northern District of North America under the Directions of Samuel Holland Esqr. Surveyor General of the same’ and drawn by Thomas Wheeler in 1775. It is a familiar combination of names at this time as both Wheeler and Grant, working under Holland did a great deal of surveying and mapping along the north eastern seaboard at this time, including a good deal of military mapping (see Heritage Charts A104 and A105).