Schwartz Donates Maps to University of Rochester

Seymour Schwartz Cartographic historian Seymour I. Schwartz, who previously donated his map collection to the University of Virginia, apparently had a few maps left over for the university in whose medical school he taught: he has donated 40 maps and drawings of western New York, including the first map printed in the colony of New York (1723), to the University of Rochester. An exhibition of the collection will open at the University’s Rush Rhees Library on November 11. Three of the maps can be viewed in high resolution here. (Photo credit: University of Rochester.)