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MAP #: 364C5

CARTOGRAPHER : COLTON, J. H. & CO. [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1864

SHORT TITLE : J.H. COLTON'S MAP OF MARYLAND DELAWARE. AND EASTERN VIRGINIA.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (NO CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). "11." (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "12." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). SCALE OF MILES (50 MILES = 5.3 CM. - BELOW TITLE). MAP EXTENDS BEYOND NEAT LINES IN TOP, BOTTOM AND RIGHT BORDERS. LONGITUDE FROM WASHINGTON, (BOTTOM BORDER). LATITUDE (LEFT BORDER).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1864
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : NEW YORK
PUBLISHER : J.H. COLTON & CO.
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 20.3 X 26.7 CM. (BETWEEN NEAT LINES ONLY)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,500,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 50 MILES = 5.3 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-113
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : BB023-2N
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 : NONE (1)
BORDER : SIMPLE FUNCTIONAL (5)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : WASHINGTON (5)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : PHILLIPS ATLASES LISTS THE MAP.
DESCRIPTION : THIS SMALL MAP APPEARED ON PAGES 11 AND 12 OF COLTON'S CONDENSED OCTAVO ATLAS OF THE UNION, CONTAINING MAPS OF ALL THE STATES AND TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 25 COL. MAPS, 8o, NEW YORK: J.H. COLTON & CO., 1864. THE ONLY FEATURE OF THIS MAP THAT IS UNUSUAL IS THAT THE MAP ITSELF EXTENDS WELL BEYOND THE NEAT LINE IN THREE DIRECTIONS.

ALL THE COUNTIES ARE SHOWN SEPARATELY COLORED. CANALS, RAILROADS AND ROADS ARE SHOWN. ALL WATER AREAS ARE DEPICTED IN PARALLEL ENGRAVED LINES. KARPINSKI NOTES THAT SOME OF THE MAPS FOR THE OCTAVO ATLAS WERE DONE AS EARLY AS 1862. HOWEVER, NOTHING ON THE MAP ITSELF INDICATES WHEN IT WAS ACTUALLY PRODUCED.

COLTON LIVED FROM 1800 TO 1893. HIS FIRM WAS FOUNDED IN 1831 WITH INITIAL IMPRINTS IN 1833. HE HAD LITTLE OR NO EDUCATION OR TRAINING IN GEOGRAPHY OR CARTOGRAPHY AND PRESUMABLY PROVIDED GOOD ADMINISTRATION, MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION. HIS SON, GEORGE W. COLTON IN 1856 BECAME ITS PRINCIPAL MAP COMPILER, CARTOGRAPHER AND ENGRAVER AND ALONG WITH GEORGE'S BROTHER, CHARLES B. COLTON, ASSUMED DIRECTION OF THE COMPANY, WHICH BECAME G.W. AND C.B. COLTON & CO. THE FIRM CONTINUED AT LEAST UNTIL 1892.

DATA IS FROM RISTOW, PHILLIPS ATLASES, KARPINSKI AND OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION OF THE OCTAVO ATLAS APPEARED, SO IT IS LIKELY THAT ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE WAS PUBLISHED OF THE MAP.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD CLEAN COLORED COPY OF THIS MAP WITH AN ACQ. # OF BB023-2N AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-113.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, LTD., A 1971 REPRINT OF A 1909 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, # 1387; KARPINSKI, LOUIS C., MAPS OF FAMOUS CARTOGRAPHERS DEPICTING NORTH AMERICA, AMSTERDAM: MERIDIAN PUBLISHING CO., 1977, 294; TOOLEY, R.V., TOOLEY'S DICTIONARY OF MAPMAKERS, TRING, HERTFORDSHIRE: MAP COLLECTOR PUBLICATIONS LTD., 1979 (1ST ED.), 128; RISTOW, WALTER W. AMERICAN MAPS AND MAPMAKERS COMMERCIAL CARTOGRAPHY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, DETROIT: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1985, 313-326. February 13, 1992


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