A Map of Symmes’ Survey between the Miami Rivers drawn Sept. 5th. 1824 by Charles Heaton. Copied August 19th 1847 by James Watson Riley. John Cleve Symmes / Charles M. Heaton / James Watson Riley.
Rare Manuscript Map Intended for Ohio Gov. Bebb, 1 of 2 known copies

A Map of Symmes’ Survey between the Miami Rivers drawn Sept. 5th. 1824 by Charles Heaton. Copied August 19th 1847 by James Watson Riley.

Item #100272

No place but likely Cincinnati, James Watson Riley, 1824 / 1847. Pen, ink and watercolor on wove paper, 22.5” x 12.7”. Annotation at lower left “Gov Bebb”. OCLC locates a single copy dated 10 August, 1847 held at Miami University Library.

Symmes original survey manuscripts were lost to fire at his home in 1810 which begs the question “From where did Charles Heaton obtain this survey data?”.