Anonymous
1859

Antique manuscript plat Queens, New York deBevoise

Wood Land of Abraham de Bevoise Situated in the Hills in New Town, Queens County [New York]

DESCRIPTION: One of a kind manuscript map ca. 1859 of a plat of land in the city of Newtown, borough of Queens, New York. Newtown was founded as Middenburgh by the Dutch in 1652. In the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherland, Newtown was a suburb of New Amsterdam, and was renamed "Elmhurst" in 1897.

Shows a tract of woodlands, owned by farmer Abraham de Bevoise. Contains surveyors' field notes including the metes and bounds [1] of the plat relating it to land owned by Theodorus Kolyer (d. 1854). A fine, piece with a simple, pastoral view of the woodlands owned by de Bevoise, totaling two acres and 4 perches. A perch is a unit of area equal to 1/160 of an acre.

Abraham de Bevoise (1819 - 1887) was a farmer originally of French Huguenot ancestors.

[1] The term "metes" refers to a boundary defined by the measurement of each straight run, specified by a distance between the terminal points, and an orientation or direction. A direction may be a simple compass bearing, or a precise orientation determined by accurate survey methods. The term "bounds" refers to a more general boundary description, such as along a certain watercourse, a stone wall, an adjoining public road way, or an existing building. (Online Source: https://definitions.uslegal.com/m/metes-and-bounds/)

CREATOR: Anonymous

PUBLICATION DATE: 1859

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Intact, laid to linen. Browned with a few light stains.

COLORING: Fine original hand-coloring.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 10 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 200

PRICE: $500

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