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MAP #: 364J7

CARTOGRAPHER : JOHNSON AND WARD [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1864

SHORT TITLE : JOHNSON'S VIRGINIA DELAWARE AND MARYLAND

REMAINING TITLE & ID : BY JOHNSON AND WARD. (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). SCALE OF 50 MILES (BELOW TITLE). INSET VIEW OF "FORTRESS MONROE VA. COPIED BY CONSENT FROM MAGNUS PICTURE" (TOP LEFT CORNER). "33." (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "34." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). DECORATIVE STRAPWORK BORDER MEASURING 1 1/3 CM. WIDE SURROUNDS THE NEAT LINE. CORNERS OF DECORATIVE BORDER CONTAIN 5 POINTED STARS. LONGITUDE FROM GREENWICH (TOP BORDER) AND FROM WASHINGTON (BOTTOM BORDER). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1864
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : NEW YORK
PUBLISHER : JOHNSON AND WARD
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 41.5 X 58.1 CM. (PLUS 1 1/3 CM. DECORATIVE BORDER)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,525,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 50 MILES = 5.25 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-280
# 2 : MSA SC1399-279 (1866 EDITION)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : N018-H2
# 2 : N018-HUG (1866 EDITION)
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL MAP OF INTEREST TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : 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 : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : WASHINGTON & GREENWICH (8)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 366J7
BEST INFO SOURCE : PHILLIPS ATLASES AND RISTOW ARE THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP COVERS FROM CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA TO CAPE HATTERAS AND FROM THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO OHIO. THE COUNTIES ARE SHOWN AS WELL AS ROADS AND RAILROADS. MOUNTAINS ARE SHOWN BY SYMBOLS. NO SOUNDINGS OR OTHER HYDROGRAPHIC DATA IS SHOWN. THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, DELAWARE BAY AND RIVER AND CLOSE OCEAN AREAS ARE SHOWN BY PARALLEL SHORE CONFORMING LINES. ON THE REVERSE SIDE IS A PORTION OF THE "GEOGRAPHICAL INDEX OR READY REFERENCE". THE MAP IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN MADE BY ENGRAVING A STEEL PLATE AND THEN TRANSFERRING TO A LITHOGRAPHIC STONE FOR REPRODUCTION.

BASED ON A REVIEW OF THE ENTRIES IN PHILLIPS, THIS TITLE WAS IN JOHNSON'S NEW ILLUSTRATED FAMILY ATLAS OF THE WORLD..., NEW YORK: JOHNSON AND WARD, MAP 33-34. IT IS NOT LISTED IN THE 1862 OR 1863 EDITIONS OF THAT ATLAS AND, BY THE 1865 EDITION, THE TITLE HAD BEEN CHANGED TO "VIRGINIA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND & WEST VIRGINIA" AND ADDITIONAL INSET VIEWS WERE ADDED, COVERING THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, THE TREASURY BUILDINGS AND THE PATENT OFFICE. A SIMILAR MAP TO THE 1865 EDITION WAS IN THE 1866 EDITION OF THAT ATLAS, PUBLISHED BY A.J. JOHNSON.

WHILE MANY OF THE JOHNSON MAPS ARE TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM J.H. COLTON PLATES (JOHNSON & BROWNING SUCCEEDED J.H. COLTON & CO. IN 1860 AND JOHNSON AND WARD SUCCEEDED JOHNSON & BROWNING IN 1862), A MAP BY THIS TITLE HASN'T YET BEEN DISCOVERED IN COLTON'S GENERAL ATLAS.

THE DESCRIPTION AND TEXT IN JOHNSON'S FAMILY ATLAS ARE ATTRIBUTED TO RICHARD SWAINSON FISHER, WHO PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH J.H. COLTON & CO. EDITIONS OF THE FAMILY ATLAS APPEARED FROM 1860 TO 1885.

DATA IS FROM PHILLIPS ATLASES AND RISTOW'S AMERICAN MAPS AND MAPMAKERS AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPIES IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THIS MAP HAS NOT BEEN THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED. HOWEVER, 1864 IS THE ONLY ISSUE OF THE MAP BY THIS TITLE FOUND THUS FAR. A SOMEWHAT SIMILAR MAP WITH "& WEST VIRGINIA" ADDED TO THE TITLE APPEARED IN THE 1865 JOHNSON'S FAMILY ATLAS, ALONG WITH ADDITIONAL INSET VIEWS. THE 1865 MAP IS LARGER (39.8 X 55.6 CM.) AND IS NOT AS DETAILED ON PLACE NAMES. A SIMILAR MAP IS ALSO IN THE 1866 EDITION OF THAT ATLAS, PUBLISHED BY A.J. JOHNSON. SEE MAP # 366J7.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COLORED COPY FOR THE STATES IN THE TITLE, BUT BLACK AND WHITE FOR THE REMAINDER. THE MAP IS IN FAIR CONDITION, BUT HAS SMALL BORDER TEARS AND ALONG THE CREASE. THE MAP IS BROWNING ALONG THE EDGE. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF N018-H2 AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-280. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A COPY DATED 1866 PUBLISHED BY A.J. JOHNSON, COLORED SIMILARLY. IT HAS A TEAR ALONG THE LOWER CREASE AND IN THE TOP RIGHT MARGIN, WHICH EXTENDS THROUGH THE DECORATIVE BORDER. THE MAP IS BROWNING ALONG THE EDGES. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF N018-HUG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-279.

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, # 843 (1864 ED.), # 4345 (1865), # 4346 (1866); RISTOW, WALTER W., AMERICAN MAPS AND MAPMAKERS, COMMERCIAL CARTOGRAPHY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, DETROIT: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1985, 318-326.

February 13, 1992


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