Manuscript Americana - Surveying & Settlement 1682-1850

A joint catalog of manuscript material presented by Primitive Pieces & Barry Lawrence Ruderman Rare Maps.

The selections herein reflect the pioneering spirit, perseverance, drive and determination essential in the course of new nation building throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Innumerable explorers, visionaries, diplomats, scrupulous and unscrupulous businessmen, politicians of moral character and those without, land agents, surveyors, axe men and pioneering settlers all played crucial roles in the geographic construct called the United States.