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MAP #: 352L4

CARTOGRAPHER : LUCAS, FIELDING JR. (1781-1854)

DATE: 1852

SHORT TITLE : MAP OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND

REMAINING TITLE & ID : CONSTRUCTED FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES BY FIELDING LUCAS Jr. BALTIMORE ENGRAVED BY JOHN WARR PHILADELPHIA PUBLISHED BY F. LUCAS JR. (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). SCALE OF 25 MILES (UNDER TITLE). "ENTERED ACCORDING TO THE ACT OF CONGRESS, IN THE YEAR 1852, BY FIELDING LUCAS JR. IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND." (CENTER, BOTTOM MARGIN). INSET OF "POPULATION OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND - CENSUS OF 1850" (RIGHT, ABOVE CENTER). INSET OF "POPULATION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE - CENSUS OF 1850" (BELOW MARYLAND CENSUS INSET). TABLE OF REFERENCES (ABOVE MARYLAND CENSUS INSET). THE MAP HAS A DECORATIVE BORDER OUTSIDE THE GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL BORDER. LONGITUDE FROM WASHINGTON (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1852 (1841)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : BALTIMORE
PUBLISHER : FIELDING LUCAS JR.
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 90.0 X 129.0 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 350,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA :
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : G3840 1852 .L8
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-419 (REPRO)
HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 2
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : -
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 : SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY SHADING.
: SOUNDINGS ARE SHOWN IN FEET AND FATHOMS.
CARTOUCHE : CURLED LINES (19)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : WASHINGTON (5)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 341L5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : PAPENFUSE & COALE AND FOSTER ARE THE BEST SOURCES, BUT SKETCHY.
DESCRIPTION : THIS WALL-SIZE MAP COVERS FROM HARRISBURG, PA. IN THE NORTH TO THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER IN THE SOUTH AND FROM THE DELAWARE RIVER IN THE EAST TO PAST THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF MARYLAND. IT DEPICTS CITIES, TOWNS, COUNTY LINES, ROADS, RAILROADS, CANALS, CHURCHES AND MOUNTAINS. SOUNDINGS ARE GIVEN IN BOTH FEET AND FATHOMS AND SHOALS ARE SHADED. THIS IS A VERY DETAILED DEPICTION OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 19th CENTURY. ALTHOUGH IT OMITS THE LOCATIONS OF VARIOUS INDUSTRIAL SITES, IT IS CONSIDERABLY MORE DETAILED IN MOST AREAS THAN THE DENNIS GRIFFITH MAP OF 1794 AND ITS 1813 REISSUE. THE LUCAS MAP WAS PACKAGED IN A BOOK-SIZED SLIP CASE AND GAVE AN UP-TO-DATE PRESENTATION OF MARYLAND DURING AN ACTIVE PERIOD OF INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS. MANY OF THE NAMES ARE UPDATED. FOR EXAMPLE, ELIZABETHTOWN IN THE DENNIS GRIFFITH MAP IS NOW HAGERSTOWN. ALSO, UNLIKE THE GRIFFITH MAP, LUCAS' MAP WAS A FINANCIAL SUCCESS. THE ENGRAVING WAS DONE BY JOHN WARR OF PHILADELPHIA. THIS MAP WAS FIRST ISSUED IN 1841 (SEE MAP # 341L5), WITH POPULATION DATA FROM THE 1840 CENSUS IN THE INSET AND WITH THE PUBLISHER'S STATEMENT DATED 1841.

DATA IS FROM PAPENFUSE & COALE, FROM THE JAMES FOSTER ARTICLE, AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS REPRODUCTION IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THERE ARE TWO STATES OF THIS MAP.

STATE 1 - (1841) - THIS STATE IS IDENTICAL WITH THE 1852 STATE EXCEPT THAT IT CONTAINS 1840 CENSUS DATA IN THE INSETS RATHER THAN THOSE OF 1850 AND THE DATE IN THE PUBLISHER'S STATEMENT IS 1841. SEE MAP # 341L5.

STATE 2 - (1852) - THIS IS THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A REPRODUCTION OF ONE OF THE DUPLICATE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPIES OF THIS MAP. IT HAS A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-419(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, 396 (1841), 397 (1852); MATHEWS, EDWARD B., "BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY OF MARYLAND", IN MARYLAND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, VOL. 1, PART IV, BALTIMORE: JOHNS HOPKINS PRESS, JULY, 1897, 370 (1852); PAPENFUSE, EDWARD C. & JOSEPH M. COALE III, ATLAS OF HISTORICAL MAPS OF MARYLAND, 1608-1908, BALTIMORE: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1982, 73, FIG. 81, 74; FOSTER, JAMES W., "FIELDING LUCAS, JR., EARLY 19TH CENTURY PUBLISHER OF FINE BOOKS AND MAPS", IN PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY OCTOBER 19, 1955, VOL. 65, PART 2, WORCESTER, MASS: AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY, 1956, 160-212.

September 30, 1991


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