Andrew Ellicott (1754-1820)
Oil on wood panel
Overall: 9 x 7 in. ( 22.9 x 17.8 cm )
tag (brass plate), reverse: Andrew Ellicott 1754 - 1820 Surveyor General of the United States Presented by Mrs. Thomas Clapham April 21, 1916
Andrew Ellicott was a surveyor and mathematician and the author of "The United States Almanack" (1782). He surveyed the western boundaries of Pennsylvania and New York and worked on the western extension of the Mason-Dixon line. He surveyed the site of the District of Columbia from 1791 to 1793, plotted the border between Florida and the United States from 1796 to 1800, and surveyed the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina in 1811.
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Clapham
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