CHACE, Jacob. Map of Suffolk Co., L. I., New York. From Actual Surveys by J. Chase Junr. Philadelphia: J. Douglass, 1858.
Hand-colored lithographed wall-map on four joined sheets (49 x 57 ½ inches). Remounted on modern linen on original wooden rollers (general discoloration, browning, puckering, short closed tears expertly repaired, rolls nicely).
THE MOST DETAILED MAP OF 19TH CENTURY SUFFOLK COUNTY FROM HUNTINGTON TO THE HAMPTONS.
The level of detail on this map is incredible, including the names of every single residence, workplace, church, and school in the county. In addition to this essential survey of 19th century Long Island life, the geographical scale is total and complete. Perhaps the most accurate map of the area until the 20th century.Undertaken with the collaboration of the Smith-French survey of New York, the most ambitious and advanced mapping project for any American state to that date. Due to Suffolk County's long and narrow form, Chace chose to divide the map into two parts, with the western part of the county shown at top, and the eastern at bottom. Interspersed are thirty-three inset plans of Suffolk towns, including Southampton, Easthampton, Bridgehampton, Amangansett, Sag Harbor, Riverhead, Islip, Stoneybrook (sic), Sayville, Patchogue, Smith Town, Amityville, and Greenport.