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MAP #: 338B9

CARTOGRAPHER : BRIDGES, E.W. & LUCAS, FIELDING JR.

DATE: 1838

SHORT TITLE : MAP OF THE PRACTICABLE ROUTES OF A CANAL

REMAINING TITLE & ID : FROM BALTIMORE TO THE POTOMAK-- DRAWN UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE COMMISSIONERS BY E.W. BRIDGES & F. LUCAS Jr. (NO CARTOUCHE, TOP RIGHT CORNER). SCALE OF 20 MILES, 4 MILES TO AN INCH (INSIDE BOTTOM NEAT LINE ON RIGHT). "B.T. WELCH & CO, SC." (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). "SCALE OF THE ALTITUDES OF THE SEVERAL POINTS MENTIONED IN THE REPORTS." (SCALE UNITS PROBABLY IN FEET SHOWING 21 LOCATIONS ON A SCALE FROM MID TIDE TO 1000 FT., CENTER LEFT). "PROFILE OF THE BLADENSBURG ROUTE" (BELOW ALTITUDE SCALE). "PROFILE OF THE LINGANORE ROUTE BY THE LOWER SUMMIT." (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). THERE IS NOTHING IN THE MARGINS. THE BOTTOM CORNER OF WASHINGTON, D.C. SLIGHTLY CUTS THE BOTTOM BORDER. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1838?
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 42.0 X 48.3 CM. (REPRO)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 43.7 X 49.9 CM. OM (REPRO)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 253,440
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 4 MILES = 1 INCH
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : G3841 .P53 1838 .B7
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-175 (REPRO)
HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 4
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : -
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : CANAL MAP (21)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : FOSTER'S ARTICLE IS THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THUS FAR VERY LITTLE HAS BEEN FOUND ON THIS MAP. IT'S TITLE AND THE PROFILES APPEAR SELF EXPLANATORY. HOWEVER, IT IS NOT KNOWN TO THE WRITER WHICH COMMISSION AND/OR COMMISSIONERS HAD HIRED E.W. BRIDGES AND FIELDING LUCAS, JR. TO SURVEY AND DRAW THESE ROUTES OR THE PURPOSE OF THE CANAL. THE MAP COVERS FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN THE SOUTH TO EMMETSBURG IN THE NORTH AND FROM THE CHESAPEAKE BAY TO HARPER'S FERRY. FROM THE TITLE OF THE ALTITUDE SCALE, IT APPEARS THAT THIS MAP ACCOMPANIED A DETAILED REPORT TO THE COMMISSION THAT AUTHORIZED THE SURVEY.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE IS KNOWN TO THE WRITER.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CARD CATALOG, G3841 .P53 1838 .B7; FOSTER, JAMES W., "FIELDING LUCAS, JR., EARLY 19TH CENTURY PUBLISHER OF FINE BOOKS AND MAPS", IN PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY, VOL. 65, PART 2, WORCESTER, MASS:, 1956, 193.

March 1, 1993


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