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MAP #: 369B5

CARTOGRAPHER : BOUGHMAN, THOMAS & CO. [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1869

SHORT TITLE : BOUGHMAN, THOMAS & CO'S MAP OF THE PENINSULA

REMAINING TITLE & ID : EMBRACING DELAWARE AND THE EASTERN SHORES OF MARYLAND & VIRGINIA COMPILED FROM UNITED STATES COAST SURVEYS AND OTHER ACTUAL SURVEYS AND RECENT INFORMATION GATHERED ON THE GROUND BY D.G. BEERS & CO. BOUGHMAN, THOMAS & CO., PUBLISHERS WILMINGTON, DEL. 1869 (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). TABLE OF EXPLANATION OF LINES REPRESENTING WAGON ROADS AND RAILROADS, PLUS NOT COMPLETED AND PROPOSED RAILROADS. (ABOVE TITLE). "ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS IN THE YEAR 1868 BY BOUGHMAN, THOMAS & CO. IN THE CLERKS OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE" (BELOW SCALE). "WORLEY & BRACHER LITH. 320 CHESTNUT ST. PHILADa. (BELOW ENTERED LINE). SCALE OF 5 1/2 MILES - 1 INCH (BELOW TITLE). THE MAP EXTENDS THROUGH THE NEAT LINE ON THE TOP AND INTO THE DECORATIVE BORDER ON THE BOTTOM. THE MAP HAS A DECORATIVE BORDER INSIDE THE NEAT LINE 1 1/4 CM. WIDE THAT LOOKS LIKE PIANO KEYS. THERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE LAND, CLIMATE AND RAIL CONNECTIONS TO THE PENINSULA (LEFT SIDE BELOW CENTER). LONGITUDE FROM GREENWICH (BOTTOM BORDER) AND FROM WASHINGTON (TOP BORDER). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1869
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WILMINGTON
PUBLISHER : BOUGHMAN, THOMAS & CO.
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 101.6 X 64.5 CM. (BETWEEN NEAT LINES)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 106.0 X 68.8 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 348,480 SCALE - OTHER DATA : 5 1/2 MILES = 1 INCH
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-677 (REPRO)
HFC ACQ. PRIORITY : 3
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : -
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : CURLED LINES (19)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH & WASHINGTON (8)
SEE ALSO MAP #s :
BEST INFO SOURCE : PHILLIPS MAPS LISTS THE MAP.
DESCRIPTION : THIS LARGE SCALE LITHOGRAPHED, COLORED MAP OF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA IS BASED PRIMARILY ON WORK DONE BY THE U.S. COAST SURVEY. THE COPY OBSERVED, IN THE COLLECTION OF DR. LAURENCE CLAGGETT OF EASTON, MD., WAS ISSUED AS A SEPARATE AND WAS ENCLOSED IN A BROWN MAP COVER MEASURING 16.1 X 11.7 CM. THE COVER HAS A TITLE IN GOLD LEAF THAT READS "BOUGHMAN, THOMAS & CO. MAP OF THE PENINSULA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND & VIRGINIA". THERE ARE ADVERTISEMENTS FOR MAPS BY THE PUBLISHER ON THE INSIDE OF THE FRONT COVER.

THE MAP ALMOST APPEARS TO BE AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE RAILROADS. TEXT ON THE MAP PRAISES THE SOIL, CLIMATE AND AGRICULTURE OF THE PENINSULA AND THE RAIL CONNECTIONS AVAILABLE TO THE AREA. THE PENINSULA IS DIVIDED INTO COUNTIES AND ELECTION DISTRICTS, EACH IN COLOR. NO HYDROGRAPHIC INFORMATION IS GIVEN, WITH THE WATER AREAS DEPICTED BY SHORE CONFORMING PARALLEL LINES.

BOUGHMAN, THOMAS & CO. IS ONE OF THE FEW MAP PUBLISHERS TO HAVE AN ADDRESS IN WILMINGTON, DELAWARE.

DATA IS FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE DR. LAURENCE CLAGGETT COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : PHILLIPS MAPS AND SWEM LIST A COPY OF THE MAP WITH AN 1868 DATE. THE COPY IN DR. CLAGGETT'S COLLECTION HAS THE DATE 1869. WRITER IS UNAWARE OF ANY OTHER DIFFERENCES IN THE MAPS. THESE TWO STATES WERE PUBLISHED AS SEPARATES. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME ADDITIONAL EDITIONS AND/OR STATES WERE PUBLISHED.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS AN 8 X 10" PHOTOGRAPH OF THIS MAP FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. LAURENCE CLAGGETT OF EASTON, MD. IT HAS A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-677 (REPRO).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF MAPS RELATING TO AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, AN UNDATED REPRINT OF A 1901 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, 398; SWEM, EARL G., MAPS RELATING TO VIRGINIA IN THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY, RICHMOND: VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES, 1989 REPRINT FROM THE BULLETIN OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY IN BOOK FORMS, 165, #1243.

March 1, 1992


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