Early 19th Century Hyde County, North Carolina Plat Map by Dixon Swindell
Handsome and nicely drawn manuscript plat map by early North Carolina surveyor Dixon Swindell. Lake Mattamuskeet (the largest natural lake in North Carolina) is referenced and the Alligator River is shown and a "lake side" sketched along the lower portion of the sheet. Several neat manicules point to positions on the map. A neatly-drawn map compass is located just to the left of the center of the sheet.
The text on the map reads as follows:
The above plan represents by estimation 640 Acres of land laid off for Spencer & Sheldon - (in their Palmer Patent, Beginning at the Gum & Holly and in the shape of a Parallelogram which tract is represented by the first four Black lines. The next tract is a six sided figure represented by those black lines on the back of and intersecting with the back line of the aforesaid Palmer Patent. Is a representation of the above stated Spencer & Sheldon's / Henry Selby & Jake Latham Patent for 400 Acres.
All of those dotted lines are the representation of the Miss Jones' land, according to the location of their three patents, of 600 Acres each all of which is platted on a scale of 200 pole to an Inch. April 21st 1831. Dixon Swindell Survr.