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MAP #: 333B5

CARTOGRAPHER : BURR, DAVID H.

DATE: 1833

SHORT TITLE : DELAWARE AND MARY-LAND

REMAINING TITLE & ID : BY DAVID H. BURR NEW-YORK (LEFT, BELOW CENTER- NO CARTOUCHE). SCALE OF MILES (BELOW TITLE). INSET OF THE WESTERN PART OF MARY-LAND (MEASURING 6 X 12 CM IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER, HAVING THE SAME SCALE AS THE MAIN MAP). "ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS IN THE YEAR 1833 BY ILLMAN & PILBROW IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE IN DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK." (CENTER, BOTTOM MARGIN). "ENGd.... BY ILLMAN & PILBROW" (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). LONGITUDE EAST AND WEST FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. (BOTTOM BORDER) AND WEST FROM GREENWICH (TOP BORDER). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1833
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : NEW YORK
PUBLISHER : ILLMAN & PILLBROW
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 27.4 X 31.3 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 30.6 X 38.1 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,192,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 2 1/8 INCHES = 40 MILES
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-6
# 2 : MSA SC1399-434 (ED. 1 - STATE 2)
# 3 : MSA SC1399-8 (ED. 2)

HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : BB023-DHF
# 2 : N017-HUG (ED. 1 - STATE 2)
# 3 : G018-DGD (ED. 2)
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 : CURLED LINES (19)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : WASHINGTON, D.C. AND GREENWICH (8)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 336B5, 342G5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : RISTOW IS THE BEST FOUND & PHILLIPS ATLASES IS ALSO HELPFUL.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP SHOWS THE MAIN ROADS AND TOWNS OF DELAWARE AND MARYLAND. THE CHESAPEAKE AND ITS TRIBUTARIES AND THE DELAWARE BAY AND RIVER ARE SHOWN ENGRAVED IN PARALLEL HORIZONTAL LINES, WHICH DISAPPEAR IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AREA. SOME 19 COUNTIES ARE SHOWN IN MARYLAND IN FULL COLOR. LONGITUDE IS SHOWN WEST FROM GREENWICH IN THE TOP BORDER AND FROM WASHINGTON,D.C. IN THE BOTTOM BORDER.

THIS MAP APPEARED AS MAP # 41 IN THE BURR ATLAS ENTITLED A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS; COMPRISING SEPARATE MAPS OF ALL THE PRINCIPAL EMPIRES, KINGDOMS & STATES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD: AND FORMING A DISTINCT ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES. CAREFULLY COMPILED FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES EXTANT BY DAVID H. BURR, 63 MAPS, FOLIO, NEW YORK: D.S. STONE, 1835(?). BURR BEGAN TO COMPILE MAPS in 1830 FOR A WORLD ATLAS AND BY 1832 HAD COMPLETED AND COPYRIGHTED 8 MAPS, WHICH WERE ENGRAVED BY THE NEW YORK FIRM OF THOMAS ILLMAN AND EDWARD PILLBROW. IN THAT YEAR BURR ACCEPTED THE POSITION AS TOPOGRAPHER TO THE U.S. POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT AND WAS UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE ATLAS. ILLMAN AND PILLBROW ASSUMED THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ITS COMPLETION AND A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS WAS PUBLISHED IN 1835 BY D.S. STONE OF NEW YORK CITY. ANOTHER VERSION OF THE MAP APPEARED IN 1836, PRESUMABLY IN AN 1836 EDITION OF THE ATLAS BECAUSE THE MAP NUMBER [41] IS IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT MARGIN.

THIS MAP, IN SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS, LATER APPEARED AS MAP # 41 IN ANOTHER EDITION OF THIS ATLAS BY JEREMIAH GREENLEAF CONTAINING 65 MAPS, FOLIO, PUBLISHED IN BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT. IT WAS PRINTED BY G.R. FRENCH IN 1842. REFERENCES HAVE BEEN FOUND FOR AN 1840 EDITION OF THIS ATLAS, BUT WRITER HAS NOT SEEN IT. THIS EDITION OF THE MAP HAS NUMEROUS ADDITIONS INCLUDING TOWN NAMES, FACTORIES, FERRIES, ETC. SEE MAP # 342G5.

DAVID BURR LIVED FROM 1803 TO 1875. HE WAS BORN IN BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT AND MOVED TO KINGSBORO, N.Y. IN 1822, WHERE HE STUDIED LAW. HE ENLISTED IN THE NEW YORK MILITIA IN 1824 AND BECAME AN AIDE-DE-CAMP TO GOVERNOR CLINTON. HE WAS APPOINTED HEAD OF ONE OF THE THREE SURVEYING PARTIES AUTHORIZED BY THE LEGISLATURE IN 1825 TO SURVEY THE STATE. BURR OBTAINED ALL THESE SURVEYS AND PUT OUT AN ATLAS OF NEW YORK IN 1830 (ALTHOUGH IT WAS DATED 1829) ENTITLED ATLAS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A LARGE MAP OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY. IT WAS AT THAT POINT IN HIS CAREER THAT HE BEGAN WORK AND PLANNING ON HIS A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS. HIS ATLASES WERE PUBLISHED FROM 1830-1850. JEREMIAH GREENLEAF, WHO LATER OBTAINED THE RIGHTS TO A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS, LIVED FROM 1791 TO 1864.

DATA IS FROM RISTOW, PHILLIPS ATLASES, TOOLEY'S DICTIONARY, KARPINSKI, AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPIES OF THE MAP IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THIS MAP IS KNOWN IN TWO EDITIONS. 1ST ED. - 1ST STATE - (1833) - THIS IS THE MAP AS DESCRIBED.

- 2ND STATE - (1836) - THIS IS SIMILAR TO THE MAP DESCRIBED EXCEPT THAT THE DATE IN THE IMPRINT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 1836 AND THE MAP NUMBER 41 IS ADDED IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT MARGIN. SEE MAP #336B5.

2ND ED. - (1842) - THIS MAP IS CONTAINED IN JEREMIAH GREENLEAF'S EDITION OF A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS, BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT: 1840 AND 1842, PRINTED BY G.R. FRENCH. WRITER HAS NOT EXAMINED THE 1840 ISSUE, WHICH MAY BE DIFFERENT. HOWEVER, THE 1842 EDITION IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION SHOWS ALL WRITING OUTSIDE AND BELOW THE NEAT LINE IN THE BURR EDITION ELIMINATED, EXCEPT FOR PAGE "41" IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT MARGIN. "BY DAVID H. BURR NEW-YORK." HAS BEEN ELIMINATED IN THE TITLE. THE COLORING OF THE COUNTIES IS IDENTICAL TO THAT OF THE BURR MAP EXCEPT THAT IN THE INSET THE BURR MAP SHOWS THE SMALL PORTION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY IN YELLOW, WHEREAS GREENLEAF USES BLUE THROUGHOUT THE INSET. SOME 13 NEW NAMES WERE ADDED IN DELAWARE, 23 IN MARYLAND AND 1 IN VIRGINIA IN THE 1842 MAP. THE EXISTENCE OF AN 1840 EDITION OF THE ATLAS, NOT IN PHILLIPS, WAS OBTAINED FROM KARPINSKI, PAGE 265 ITEM 152 (SEE NOTE). WRITER HAS NOT YET SEEN THE 1840 MAP, WHICH MAY CONTAIN VARIATIONS IN THE PLATE FROM THE 1842 EDITION.

DATA IS FROM PHILLIPS ATLASES, KARPINSKI AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE VARIOUS STATES OF THE MAP IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A BEAUTIFUL FULL COLOR COPY OF THIS FIRST EDITION STATE 1, EXCEPT FOR AREAS OUTSIDE MARYLAND AND DELAWARE, WHICH ARE IN BLACK AND WHITE. THE PAPER HAS NO WATERMARK. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF BB023-DHF AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-6. THE COLLECTION HAS A FULL COLOR COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, SECOND STATE WITH AN ACQ. # OF N017-HUG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-434. IN ADDITION, IT HAS A FULL COLOR COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION, WHICH IS ALSO WITHOUT A WATERMARK. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF G018-DGD AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-8.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, , AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, LTD, A 1971 REPRINT OF A 1909 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, I, # 784, 466, MAP # 41 (1842 GREENLEAF EDITION); # 771, 459, MAP # 41 (1835 EDITION); # 1379a, 770, MAP # 41 (1835 EDITION); KARPINSKI, LOUIS C., MAPS OF FAMOUS CARTOGRAPHERS DEPICTING NORTH AMERICA, AMSTERDAM: MERIDIAN PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1977, 265; TOOLEY, R.V., TOOLEY'S DICTIONARY OF MAPMAKERS, TRING, HERTFORDSHIRE: MAP COLLECTOR PUBLICATIONS LIMITED, 1979, 92, 262; PAPENFUSE, EDWARD C. & JOSEPH M. COALE, III, ATLAS OF HISTORICAL MAPS OF MARYLAND 1608-1908, BALTIMORE: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, FIG. 72; RISTOW, WALTER W., AMERICAN MAPS AND MAPMAKERS. COMMERCIAL CARTOGRAPHY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, DETROIT: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1985, 103-106.

February 28, 1993


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