David Vaughan Map of the Noses

David Vaughan Map of the Noses

This spectacular map of Erie Canal at the Noses was drawn in 1851 by David Vaughan. It shows the original Erie Canal as well as proposed changes for the First Enlargement. The map is upside-down, with south pointing toward the top edge. The cliff labeled “Big Nose” is designated as “Little Nose” on modern maps. (New York State Archives)

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