"A PLAN OF THE CITY OF CLEAVELAND"
SETH PEASE, 1796
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This is a drawing of Seth Pease's 1796 map of Cleveland, commonly referred to as the "Second Map of Cleveland," to set it off from Amos Spafford's map of the same year. Pease drew this map in Connecticut, following the first summer's surveys.
The manuscript original of this map is appended to Pease's survey field book and is housed at the Western Reserve Historical Society Library. Notice that this map views the village from the north, looking south, unlike most Cleveland maps that show north at the top. This is a map of the "in-lots," or "two-acre lots," alone.
For more information on this map, including a black and white photo of the manuscript version, see Chapman's book.
CITATIONS TO WHERE THIS MAP IS PUBLISHED
Avery, Elroy McKendree. A History of Cleveland and Its Environs: the Heart of New Connecticut. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co. 1918. Volume I, page 24.
Chapman, Edumund H. Cleveland: Village to Metropolis: a Case Study of Problems of Urban Development in Nineteen-Century America. Cleveland: The Western Reserve Historical Society and the Press of Western Reserve University. 1964. Frontispiece.
Kennedy, James Harrison. A History of Cleveland and Its Environs. Cleveland: The Imperial Press. 1896. Page 24.
Orth, Samuel P. A History of Cleveland, Ohio. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. 1910. Page 94. Note that Orth has no list of illustrations and his indexing for maps is very incomplete. The illustration used here was taken from Cleveland State's copy of Orth.
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June 21, 2003
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