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MAP #: 361P5

CARTOGRAPHER : PRANG, L. & CO. [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1861

SHORT TITLE : BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THE SEAT OF WAR.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : ARRANGED AFTER THE LATEST SURVEYS, SHOWING VIEWS OF WASHINGTON, BALTIMORE, HARPERS FERRY, RICHMOND, MANASSAS JUNCTION, Ft. MONROE, NORFOLK HARBOR &c. THEIR R.R. CONNECTIONS, & THE GENERAL SURFACE OF THE COUNTRY IN MARYLAND, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, & VIRGINIA. (CENTER, BOTTOM MARGIN). "PUBd. & LITHd. BY L. PRANG & CO. BOSTON." (LEFT, BOTTOM MARGIN). "J. HAVEN, SOLE AGENT, 31 EXCHANGE ST." (RIGHT, BOTTOM MARGIN). LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1861
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : BOSTON
PUBLISHER : L. PRANG & CO.
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 34.2 X 49.7 CM. (EXCLUDING THE MARGIN TEXT)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : VARIES, NOT GIVEN
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-492
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : GS016-UED
REGION CATEGORY : MAP ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : PANORAMA VIEW (2)
: CIVIL WAR MAP (3)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : S IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : NONE (1)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : STEPHENSON IS THE ONLY SOURCE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE SEAT OF WAR SHOWS MOST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM BALTIMORE TO HARPERS FERRY AND SOUTH TO NORFOLK. IT SHOWS ROADS AND RAILROADS GRAPHICALLY. THE VIEW IS SHADED IN SUCH A WAY AS TO GIVE A THREE DIMENSIONAL EFFECT SHOWING THE DRAINAGE AREAS OF THE TRIBUTARIES OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. THE VIEW IS ONE OF RELATIVELY FEW OF THE AREA ORIENTED WITH SOUTH AT THE TOP. STEPHENSON GIVES THE VIEW A TENTATIVE DATE OF 1861. WRITER HAS NOT YET BEEN ABLE TO ASCERTAIN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF ITS PUBLICATION, ALTHOUGH IT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN RELEASED AS A SEPARATE RATHER THAN INCLUDED IN AN ATLAS. NO PAGE NUMBERS ARE IN THE MARGINS. J. HAVEN, 31 EXCHANGE STREET, BOSTON, WAS THE SALES AGENT FOR THE PUBLISHER.

DATA IS FROM STEPHENSON AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : WRITER HAS SEEN ONLY A SINGLE EDITION OF THIS PANORAMIC VIEW AND STEPHENSON LISTS ONLY THE ONE EDITION AND STATE IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A BEAUTIFUL COLORED COPY OF THIS PANORAMIC VIEW WITH ONE MARGINAL REPAIR ON THE LEFT THAT EXTENDS SLIGHTLY INTO THE VIEW. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF GS016-UED AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-492.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : STEPHENSON, RICHARD W., CIVIL WAR MAPS AN ANNOTATED LIST OF MAPS AND ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1989 (2ND ED.), 38, ITEM 14.9.

February 24, 1993


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