1868 - Appoquinimink, Townsend (Delaware) - Antique Map

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Item number: MAT223
Hand Colored Genuine Antique Map


Maker: Beers.

Antique hand-colored lithographed map of Appoquinimink Hundred with inset map of Townsend from the New Topographical Atlas of the State of Delaware, published in 1868 by D.G. Beers. Shows districts, landowners, roads, post offices, railroads, water bodies, etc. Includes business directory. Shows Townsend, Blackbird, Noxontown, and more.

Appoquinimink Hundred is an unincorporated subdivision of New Castle County, Delaware. Hundreds were once used as a basis for representation in the Delaware General Assembly, and while their names still appear on all real estate transactions, they presently have no meaningful use or purpose except as a geographical point of reference. Appoquinimink Hundred is that portion of New Castle County that lies south of Creek, extended generally westward from its headwaters to the Maryland state line, and north of Blackbird Creek and Cypress Creek, a tributary of the Chester River. It was one of the original hundreds in Delaware created in 1682 and was named for Appoquinimink Creek that flows along its northern boundary. When created it included the area now in Blackbird Hundred, which was split off in 1875.

In very good antique condition with some foxing, toning, and areas of slight discoloration, this map measures approximately 14.5 x 13 inches.

Item Number: MAT223