Richmond - town layout (plan)

Description: Plan for extending the town, the central portion of which conforms to this layout today. The plan was drawn on two sheets of paper; the additional sheet is approx. half the size of the main sheet and is attached using six drops of sealing(?) wax to the left of the main sheet (1/2" overlap at the seam). Scale: 250'=1".
Date: Spring 1780 or before
Medium: Ink
Support: Paper AW
Condition: Linen backed; vertical crease at center of main sheet due to fold; minor losses at upper left corner & at top of crease, major losses at lower left corner & along bottom edge at center of main sheet -- patched with Fabriano paper (20th c.); crease & seam dirty; tears at upper left edge & along bottom edge; wax stain spots along seam & right edge (due to contact with seam when folded at crease); discoloration at lower right corner, in area around lower third of seam, and along left bottom edge
Author: Jefferson
Owner: MHi
Classification: N-293 , K-102
Publication History:
Author: Kimball
Title: Thomas Jefferson Architect
Date: 1916
Author: Nichols
Title: Jefferson's Architectural Drawings
Date: 1984

Commentary: At lower right is the legend "Map of a portion of Richmond, Va." written in pencil, not TJ ms. (JH)