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MAP #: 371A5

CARTOGRAPHER : ATWOOD, J. M.

DATE: 1871

SHORT TITLE : MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (NO CARTOUCHE - TOP LEFT CORNER). "XI" (ABOVE TITLE). "11" (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "DRAWN & ENGRAVED BY J.M. ATWOOD PHILADELPHIA" (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). SCALE OF 100 MILES (BELOW TITLE). THE MAP EXTENDS THROUGH THE LONGITUDE BORDERS AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM. LONGITUDE FROM WASHINGTON (TOP BORDER) AND FROM GREENWICH (BOTTOM BORDER). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1871 (1865?)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : PHILADELPHIA
PUBLISHER : E.H. BUTLER & CO.
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 22.3 X 27.5 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 3,400,000 (APPROXIMATE)
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 100 MILES = 4.7 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-3
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : G018-2DN
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 AND GREENWICH (8)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 365A5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : PHILLIPS ATLASES AND RISTOW ARE THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP COVERS FROM THE NORTHERN TIP OF WEST VIRGINIA TO COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA AND FROM ATLANTIC CITY TO CINCINNATI. IT SHOWS COUNTIES, COUNTY SEATS AND ROADS. LONGITUDE IS WEST FROM GREENWICH IN THE BOTTOM BORDER AND FROM WASHINGTON D.C. IN THE TOP. LATITUDE MARKS ARE GIVEN. THE CHESAPEAKE AND OTHER WATER AREAS ARE SHOWN WITH SHORE CONFORMING PARALLEL LINES.

THIS WAS MAP # 11 FROM MITCHELL'S NEW SCHOOL ATLAS. MITCHELL'S MODERN ATLAS...DRAWN AND ENGRAVED EXPRESSLY TO ILLUSTRATE MITCHELL'S NEW SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY..., 4o, PHILADELPHIA: E.H. BUTLER & CO., 1871. J. M. ATWOOD DREW AND ENGRAVED THE MAP. ACCORDNG TO PHILLIPS ATLASES (SEE # 301 AND 302), THIS MAP IS IDENTICAL TO THE ONE CONTAINED IN THE 1865 EDITION OF THIS WORK BY THE SAME PUBLISHER (SEE MAP # 365A5). RISTOW INDICATES THAT THE MITCHELL NEW SCHOOL ATLAS WAS PUBLISHED FROM 1839 TO 1886, ALTHOUGH WRITER HAS NOT FOUND REFERENCES TO THE PRE 1865 EDITIONS AND DOES NOT KNOW IF THE MAP WAS INCLUDED PRIOR TO THAT YEAR. SEVERAL EDITIONS OF THE ATLAS WERE PUBLISHED BY E.H. BUTLER & CO. OF PHILADELPHIA.

THERE WAS ALSO A SEPARATE INDEX COVERING 17000 NAMES FROM MITCHELL'S NEW SCHOOL ATLAS, PUBLISHED BY H.D. GREGORY IN PHILADELPHIA IN 1871. (SEE PHILLIPS # 287).

KARPINSKI NOTES THAT DOUBTLESS THE TWO AUTHORS WHOSE SCHOOL ATLASES AND GEOGRAPHIES ENJOYED THE LARGEST CONTINUED USE AND THE WIDEST CIRCULATION WERE S. AUGUSTUS MITCHELL AND JAMES MONTEITH. THE SCHOOL ATLAS OR GEOGRAPHY WAS THE ONE BOOK ALMOST CERTAIN TO BE FOUND IN EVERY HOME WITH SCHOOL AGE CHILDRED AND MANY OF THE BOOKS WERE CONSLTED IN THE WESTWARD MIGRATION.

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

EDITION & STATE INFO : PHILLIPS NOTES THAT THIS IS THE SAME MAP AS WAS IN THE 1865 EDITION OF THE SCHOOL ATLAS. MANY OTHER ATLAS EDITIONS BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THIS ONE EXIST, SO THERE MAY BE SOME MAP CHANGES.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY OF THIS MAP WITH WEST VIRGINIA, VIRGINIA, AND DELAWARE COLORED IN ORIGINAL COLOR AND THE REMAINDER IN BLACK AND WHITE. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF G018-1DN AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-3.

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, # 301 AND 302; KARPINSKI, LOUIS C., MAPS OF FAMOUS CARTOGRAPHERS DEPICTING NORTH AMERICA, AMSTERDAM: MERIDIAN PUBLISHING CO., 1977, 329-330, 344-345; RISTOW, WALTER W., AMERICAN MAPS AND MAPMAKERS COMMERCIAL CARTOGRAPHY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, DETROIT: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1985, 303-313.

February 14, 1992


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