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MAP #: 295S5

CARTOGRAPHER : SCOTT, JOSEPH

DATE: 1795

SHORT TITLE : MARYLAND

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (NO CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). THERE IS A SMALL UNTITLED INSET OF WESTERN MARYLAND (CENTER LEFT). SCALE OF 40 MILES (UNDER TITLE). 8 POINT COMPASS ROSE (ABOVE TITLE). MAP EXTENDS INTO THE LATITUDE BORDERS ON THE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDES. THERE IS NOTHING IN THE MARGINS. LONGITUDE FROM PHILADELPHIA (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1795
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : PHILADELPHIA
PUBLISHER : F. & R. BAILEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 15.6 X 18.6 CM. (MSA SC1399-423)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 17.0 X 20.1 CM. OM (MSA SC1399- 423)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,775,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1 INCH = 28 MILES
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-423
# 2 : MSA SC1399-218 (WEAK COPY)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : C017-DIG
# 2 : BB023-DUD (WEAK COPY)
REGION CATEGORY : MAP ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : PHILADELPHIA (4)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : WHEAT & BRUN AND SABIN ARE THE BEST FOUND,
DESCRIPTION : THIS SMALL UNIMPORTANT MAP WAS PUBLISHED IN JOSEPH SCOTT'S THE UNITED STATES GAZETTEER, PHILADELPHIA: F. & R. BAILEY, 1795, OPPOSITE "MARYLAND". IT WAS LATER PUBLISHED BY F. & R. BAILEY, B. DAVIS, AND H. & P. RICE IN JOSEPH SCOTT'S AN ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES AS MAP # 12 IN 1796. THIS IS INDICATED BY PHILLIPS AS BEING THE EARLIEST ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES, EVEN THOUGH THE SAME MAPS APPEARED IN THE UNITED STATES GAZETEER. SABIN QUOTES THE PREFACE OF THE UNITED STATES GAZETTEER AS FOLLOWS: "WHEN WE REFLECT THAT NO GAZETTEER HAS EVER BEEN PUBLISHED OF THE UNITED STATES, I MAY WITH SOME DEGREE OF JUSTICE SAY, I HAVE TRODDEN AN UNBEATEN PATH...THE MAPS I HAVE DRAWN AND ENGRAVED MYSELF..." THE MAP WAS ALSO REPRODUCED IN JOSEPH SCOTT'S ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES 1795-1800, NO. 9.

THE PATOMAC RIVER IS CONSISTENTLY SO SPELLED. BELLE AIR, HAVRE DE GRACE, LEONARD T., PALUXENT R. AND WIGHCOMICO ALL APPEAR. THE YOUGHIOGINI R. IS SO SPELLED.

A SECOND STATE APPEARED IN 1807 IN SCOTT'S THE NEW AND UNIVERSAL GAZETEER, WITH ONLY SOME RECUTTING ON THE PLATE. SCOTT, PRIOR TO THE PUBLICATION OF HIS GAZETTEER AND ATLAS DID CONTRACT ENGRAVING FOR MATHEW CAREY AND OTHERS.

DATA IS FROM WHEAT & BRUN, SABIN, RISTOW AND PHILLIPS ATLASES.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION IS KNOWN IN TWO STATES.

ED. 1 - STATE 1-(1795)- THIS IS THE STATE DESCRIBED.

- STATE 2-(1807)- THIS STATE APPEARED IN SCOTT'S THE NEW AND UNIVERSAL GAZETTEER. SOME LINES HAVE BEEN RECUT BUT NO GEOGRAPHICAL CHANGES OR ADDITIONS HAVE BEEN MADE. THE SHORELINE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY HAS BEEN RECUT. SINCE THE SHADING HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED, THE ISLANDS AND LAND ARE SHARPLY OUTLINED AGAINST THE WORN SHADING OF THE WATER.

DATA IS FROM WHEAT & BRUN.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF STATE ONE DESCRIBED HEREIN WITH AN ACQ. # OF C017-DIG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-423. IN ADDITION THE COLLECTION HAS A WEAK COPY OF STATE 1 OF THIS MAP IN OUTLINE COLORING WITH AN ACQ. # OF BB023-DUD AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399- 218.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : WHEAT, JAMES CLEMENTS & CHRISTIAN F. BRUN, MAPS AND CHARTS PUBLISHED IN AMERICA BEFORE 1800 A BIBLIOGRAPHY, LONDON: HOLLAND PRESS LIMITED, 1978 REPRINT OF A 1969 YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS PUBLICATION, 110, # 512; PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, UNDATED REPRINT OF A 1901 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, 395; PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, LTD., A 1971 REPRINT OF A 1909 PUBLICATION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, IV, # 4521A, MAP [12]; SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME, NEW YORK: JOSEPH SABIN, 1868-1936, # 78331; RISTOW, WALTER W., AMERICAN MAPS AND MAPMAKERS COMMERCIAL CARTOGRAPHY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, DETROIT: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1985, 138, 151-154.

July 8, 1991


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