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MAP #: 302MA.04

CARTOGRAPHER : MOORE, S.S. & JONES, T.W.

DATE: 1802

SHORT TITLE : ROAD FROM PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON [STRIP MAPS 13 & 14]

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (BELOW STRIP MAPS, ACROSS PAGE). "13" (ABOVE LEFT HAND MAP). "14" (ABOVE RIGHT HAND MAP). "W HARRISON Jr. Sc." (BELOW AND ON RIGHT OF STRIP MAP #13). FOUR POINTED COMPASS ROSE (ORIENTED WITH SOUTHWEST AT THE TOP, CENTER OF STRIP MAP #13, NONE SHOWN FOR STRIP MAP #14 BUT APPARENTLY ORIENTED WITH SOUTHWEST AT THE TOP). LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1802
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : PHILADELPHIA
PUBLISHER : MATHEW CAREY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 15.2 X 4.9 CM.(STRIP 13), 15.3 X 5.1 CM. (STRIP 14)
SIZE - OTHER DATA :
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 63,360
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1 MILE = 1 INCH
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : G1399-616(5)
HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 2
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 :
REGION CATEGORY : MAP COVERS SOME DETAILED PORTION OF MD/CHESAPEAKE (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : SW IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : CURLED LINES (19)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 302MA.01-302MA.10
BEST INFO SOURCE : SNYDER IS THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THESE TWO STRIP MAPS, BOTH ON ONE PAGE, ARE THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH FROM NORTH TO SOUTH THAT INCLUDE MARYLAND. THEY ARE CONTAINED IN S.S. MOORE & T.W. JONES' THE TRAVELLER'S DIRECTORY, OR A POCKET COMPANION: SHEWING THE COURSE OF THE MAIN ROAD FROM PHILADELPHIA TO NEW YORK, AND FROM PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON. WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PLACES THROUGH WHICH IT PASSES, AND THE INTERSECTIONS OF THE CROSS ROADS. FROM ACTUAL SURVEY. PHILADELPHIA: PRINTED FOR, AND PUBLISHED BY, MATHEW CAREY. 1802." THIS IS THE FIRST OF TWO EDITIONS THAT APPEARED IN 1802 AND 1804. THE MAPS IN THE 1804 EDITION HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN BY THE WRITER, BUT WERE PROBABLY FROM THE SAME PLATES.

THIS IS THE SECOND AMERICAN ROAD MAP DIRECTORY AND THE FIRST TO APPEAR AFTER THE COLLES BOOK IN 1789. UNLIKE THE COLLES WORK, THIS BOOK APPARENTLY WAS A FINANCIAL SUCCESS. IT CONTAINS SOME 38 STRIP MAPS ON 22 LEAVES AND FIFTY TWO PAGES OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT.

CAREY'S BOOK COVERED THE MOST HEAVILY TRAVELLED AREA IN THE U.S. - FROM NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON, WHICH HAD BECOME THE CAPITAL OF THE COUNTRY IN 1800. FIFTEEN STRIP MAPS COVER THE AREA FROM THE DELAWARE BORDER TO WASHINGTON, IN ADDITION TO A PLAN OF BALTIMORE AND ONE OF WASHINGTON.

SNYDER NOTES THAT CAREY'S MAPS WERE BETTER ENGRAVED THAN COLLES AND THAT THE ADDITION OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT WAS AN INNOVATION.

THE MAPS DESCRIBED HEREIN COVER FROM 1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF ABINGDON IN HARFORD COUNTY TO 1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTER BRANCH OF SALTPETRE CREEK IN BALTIMORE COUNTY. THEY WERE ENGRAVED BY W. HARRISON, JR. AND ARE ORIENTED WITH SOUTHWEST AT THE TOP. THE TOPOGRAPHY, THE POINT-TO-POINT MILEAGE LAID OUT IN 1 MILE SEGMENTS, THE NAMES AND LOCATIONS OF SEVERAL HOUSES, SHOPS AND MILLS AND THE DESTINATION OF CROSSROADS ARE ALL SHOWN.

THE DESCRIPTIVE MATERIAL ON THESE TWO STRIP MAPS READS AS FOLLOWS:

MESSRS. MOORE AND JONES ARE LISTED BY MATHEW CAREY IN THE PREFACE TO THE TRAVELLER'S DIRECTORY AS "TWO RESPECTABLE AND QUALIFIED SURVEYORS", AND CAREY INDICATES THAT THEY HAVE REMEASURED THE MILE MARKERS AND FOUND THE MILE STONES IN SOME INSTANCES TO HAVE CONSIDERABLE VARIATION.

DATA IS FROM SNYDER, SABIN AND FROM THE BOOK IN WHICH THE MAPS APPEARED.

EDITION & STATE INFO : SABIN LISTS EDITIONS OF THE TRAVELLER'S DIRECTORY... ISSUED IN 1802 AND 1804, BUT WRITER HAS NOT SEEN THE 1804 EDITION AND DOES NOT YET KNOW IF THERE WERE ANY PLATE CHANGES.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS 8 X 10" PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTIONS OF THE MAPS FROM PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON IN THE 1802 EDITION.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : SABIN, J., A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA, J. SABIN'S SON, NEW YORK, 1879, #50436 (NOTES BOTH THE 1802 AND THE 1804 EDITIONS); SNYDER, JOHN P., THE MAPPING OF NEW JERSEY, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW BRUNSWICK, 1973, PP. 92-93; HOWES, M-778. July 13, 1988


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