The Map

The “true and exact plan” which the joint commissioners or Maryland and Pennsylvania in their report of November 9, 1768, declared that they had signed and sealed was a map of considerable magnitude. It is believed that it was of Mason’s and Dixon’s original designing, and that the two astronomers collaborated closely upon it, with Dixon, who had been from early years, “good draughtsman,” probably doing the lion’s share of the drawing.

The depiction of the West Line names no person and no building except one Quaker Meeting House at crossroads on the Maryland side of the 10th mile boundary stone.