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MAP #: 318M5

CARTOGRAPHER : MELISH, JOHN [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1818

SHORT TITLE : BALTIMORE ANNAPOLIS AND ADJACENT COUNTRY.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (ACROSS TOP OF MAP, INSIDE NEAT LINE). "49" (APPARENTLY STAMPED ON LOWER CORNER). NO LONGITUDE OR LATITUDE SHOWN.


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1818[?]
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : PHILADELPHIA
PUBLISHER : JOHN MELISH
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 14.2 X 8.4 CM. (INCLUDING TITLE - REPRO)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 19.3 X 12.0 CM. OM (REPRO)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : NOT GIVEN
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : G3840 18__.B3
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-331 (REPRO)
HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 4
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : -
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF SOME PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : SIMPLE LINE FRAME (2)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : PHILLIPS MAPS, HOWES, AND SABIN ARE ALL SOMEWHAT HELPFUL.
DESCRIPTION : VERY LITTLE IS KNOWN OF THIS SMALL, SKETCHY, BLACK AND WHITE MAP, WHICH COVERS FROM BALTIMORE TO ANNAPOLIS AND FROM THE CHESAPEAKE SHORE TO WEST OF BALTIMORE. RELATIVELY FEW PLACE NAMES ARE GIVEN, EXCEPT FOR LAND POINTS ALONG THE PATAPSCO RIVER AND THE BAY. FOUR SYMBOLS SHOWING CHAPELS ARE GIVEN, BUT NOT FURTHER IDENTIFIED. PHILLIPS MAPS STATES THAT THIS MAP IS FROM JOHN MELISH'S A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITED STATES. SABIN #s (47430 & 47431) INDICATE THAT THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS PUBLICATION WITH 3 MAPS WAS PUBLISHED IN PHILADELPHIA BY JOHN MELISH IN 1815, WITH THE NAME A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITED STATES; WITH TOPOGRAPHICAL TABLES OF THE COUNTRIES, TOWNS, POPULATION, &c." A PUBLICATION ENTITLED "A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITED STATES, WITH THE CONTIGUOUS BRITISH AND SPANISH POSSESSIONS WAS PUBLISHED IN 1816 WITH 5 MAPS. A SECOND EDITION WAS PUBLISHED IN 1816, WITH 4 MAPS. A THIRD EDITION WITH 4 MAPS CAME OUT IN 1818. A NEW EDITION, GREATLY IMPROVED WITH ONE MAP WAS PUBLISHED IN 1822. A.T. GOODRICH PUBLISHED AN EDITION IN NEW YORK IN 1826 WITH "MAPS" AND A FINAL EDITION WAS DONE IN PHILADELPHIA IN 1850. NO WORK HAS BEEN DONE YET TO EXAMINE THESE VOLUMES AND COMPARE THE MAPS. HOWES INDICATES THAT A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITED STATES WAS "ISSUED TO ACCOMPANY MELISH'S MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, WHICH WAS SOLD SEPARATELY AND ACCOMPANIED NONE OF THE EDITIONS. THIS LARGE MAP [35" X 57"] WAS THE FIRST PRESENTING THE ENTIRE COUNTRY FROM COAST TO COAST..."

DATA IS FROM PHILLIPS MAPS, HOWES, AND FROM SABIN.

EDITION & STATE INFO : PHILLIPS INDICATES THAT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY IS FROM THE THIRD EDITION OF JOHN MELISH'S A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITED STATES, DATED 1818. A SIMILAR MAP DATED 1822 FROM A LATER EDITION OF THE SAME PUBLICATION WAS OFFERED BY PAUL STONEY IN MAY, 1983. NO COMPARISON HAS BEEN MADE.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOCOPY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY OF THIS MAP. IT HAS A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-331 (REPRO).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : 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, 133; SABIN, JOSEPH, A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA, NEW YORK: JOSEPH SABIN, 1868-1936, # 47430, 47431; HOWES, WRIGHT, U.S.IANA (1650-1950), NEW YORK: R. R. BOWKER COMPANY FOR THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY, 1962, # 490.

July 21, 1991


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