An Early View of Delaware

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This 1796 map of Delaware was engraved by an "A. Doolittle" from New Haven, Connecticut.

An Early View of Delaware

This 1796 map of Delaware shows all of the rivers and even some of their tributaries of the state. Water was the main route of transportation before the advent of the railroads; therefore, documentation of those waterways was important. The rivers also served as power for the numerous mills, both grist and lumber, to be found in Delaware.

This map is found in the Delaware Public Archives state map collection. This collection is part of the Department of State Collection which includes records associated with the Office of the Secretary of State and the divisions within the department including the Division of Corporations to Historical and Cultural Affairs.