"Map presented to Sen. George B. Walker in 1883 by the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh." "Constructed from original surveys and triangulations of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, of Prof. Guyot, of the state geologist, and of the U.S. engineers; and embodying the surveys made by the state from 1820 to date, of swamp lands, rail roads, rivers, canals and turnpikes; & also the surveys made by R.R., Plank Road, and other corporations, to date; and numerous county and land surveys." "The map of a large part of the mountain region was plotted to scale, from his own triangulations, and furnished to hand, by Prof. A. Guyot, of Princeton." "Published under the authority of the State Board of Agriculture." Includes population chart of towns of about 500 population and upwards, cartographic note and index of railroads. "This map is respectfully inscribed to Governor Thomas J. Jarvis, without whose appreciation and support the work would not have been completed."
Relief shown by shading, spot heights and contours