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MAP #: 352C5

CARTOGRAPHER : COLTON, JOSEPH HUTCHINS [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1852

SHORT TITLE : J.H. COLTON'S TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR

REMAINING TITLE & ID : IN VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, &c. (IN IRREGULAR SHAPED BOX REPLACING DECORATIVE BORDER ABOVE MAP). "PRINTED BY LANG & COOPER, 117 FULTON St. N.Y." (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS IN THE YEAR 1852 BY J.H. COLTON IN THE CLERKS OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK." (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). ADVERTISEMENT (PLAIN OVAL CARTOUCHE IN BOTTOM LEFT CORNER) READS "J.H. COLTON'S GEOGRAPHICAL ESTABLISHMENT No. 172 WILLIAM ST. NEW YORK. FOR MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS THE LARGEST PUBLISHER OF MAPS & ATLASES IN AMERICA, MR. COLTON'S ASSORTMENT AMERICAN & FOREIGN - FOR SCHOOLS, OFFICES, LIBRARIES, TRAVELERS &c, IN THEIR VARIOUS STYLES, IS NOW FULL AND COMPLETE. TRAVELING AGENTS SUPPLIED WITH THE MOST POPULAR CANVASSING WORKS IN THIS LINE." DECORATIVE BORDER (1.5 CM. WIDE ON TWO SIDES AND THE BOTTOM). LONGITUDE WEST FROM WASHINGTON (BOTTOM BORDER). LATTITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1852?
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : NEW YORK
PUBLISHER : J. H. COLTON & CO.
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 62.5 X 45.0 CM.(+ BORDER AND TITLE)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 760,000
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : G3880 1852 .C6
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-159 (REPRO)
# 2 : MSA SC1399-160 (REPRO) (1855 ISSUE)
HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 4
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : -
# 2 : -
REGION CATEGORY : MAP ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : CIVIL WAR MAP (3)
: VIRGINIA MAP PRIMARILY (13)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : SIMPLE LINE FRAME (2)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : WASHINGTON (5)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 355C4.
BEST INFO SOURCE : NONE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS LARGE SCALE MAP COVERS THE ENTIRE CHESAPEAKE BAY, MOST OF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA AND MOST OF MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA. THIS MAP APPEARS TO BE A SECTION OF A LARGER MAP, NOT YET IDENTIFIED BY THE WRITER. BOTH THE EASTERN AND WESTERN EDGE OF THE MAP HAVE INCOMPLETE NAMES, INDICATING THAT THE LARGER MAP WAS SIMPLY TRUNCATED. NO REFERENCES HAVE BEEN FOUND IN THE LITERATURE TO THIS MAP AND IT IS SOMETHING OF AN ENIGMA. THE IMPRINT IN THE RIGHT BOTTOM BORDER INDICATES 1852. ANOTHER ISSUE HAS THE IMPRINT 1855. YET THE TITLE INDICATES SOME CONNECTION WITH PRESUMABLY THE CIVIL WAR. THE ONLY REFERENCES ON THE MAP ITSELF TO THE WAR ARE THE LOCATIONS FOR A NUMBER OF FORTS. SINCE THE WAR DID NOT BEGIN UNTIL 1860, THE DATING SEEMS SUSPECT AND PROBABLY WAS THE DATE OF THE MAP FROM WHICH THIS WAS TRUNCATED AND COPIED.

THE MAP SHOWS CANALS, RAILROADS, TOWNS, CITIES AND COUNTY DIVISIONS. NO SOUNDINGS OR BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED. LINES THAT PARALLEL THE SHORELINE ARE ENGRAVED IN ALL EXCEPT THE WIDEST PART OF THE BAY. THE MAP WAS PRINTED IN NEW YORK BY LANG & COOPER.

DATA IS FROM OBSERVATION OF THE PHOTOCOPIES IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS PHOTOCOPIES OF TWO ISSUES FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, ONE IN 1852 AND ONE IN 1855. THE MAP APPEARS TO BE AN EDITION OF A LARGER MAP TRUNCATED ON THE EAST AND WEST, SINCE PLACE NAMES ARE CUT AND INCOMPLETE. THE ORIGINAL MAP HAS NOT YET BEEN IDENTIFIED.

1852 ISSUE - THIS IS THE ISSUE DESCRIBED HEREIN.

1855 ISSUE - THIS ISSUE HAS A MODIFIED OVAL FOR THE ADVERTISEMENT. IT HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO A FLAT BOTTOM WITH A "SCALE OF STATUTE MILES 12 TO ONE INCH" BENEATH THE AD. THE IMPRINT IS CHANGED TO "...1855..." MINOR CHANGES IN THE MAP ITSELF OCCURRED, INCLUDING SHOWING PHILADELPHIA EXTENDING THROUGH THE BORDER IN THE TOP RIGHT. WHILE THE DECORATIVE BORDER IS OF SIMILAR DESIGN, IT IS NOT IDENTICAL. THE WORD "THE" IS DELETED BEFORE THE WORD "SEAT" IN THE TITLE.

DATA IS FROM OBSERVATION OF THE REPRODUCTIONS OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPIES IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS PHOTOCOPIES OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPIES ISSUED IN 1852 AND 1855. THE 1852 STATE, DESCRIBED HEREIN, HAS A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-159 (REPRO). THE 1855 STATE HAS A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-160 (REPRO).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NONE FOUND. October 15, 1991


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