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MAP #: 375P5

CARTOGRAPHER : PHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON & BALTIMORE RAILROAD

DATE: 1875

SHORT TITLE : MAP OF THE PENINSULA.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (NO CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). "DISTANCE TABLE" (ABOVE TITLE). THERE IS NOTHING IN THE MARGINS. THERE IS NOTHING ON THE REVERSE SIDE. THE PAPER HAS NO WATERMARK. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1875
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : PHILADELPHIA
PUBLISHER : PHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON & BALTIMORE RAILROAD
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 49.0 X 21.2 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 24 X 67 CM. OM (UNFOLDED IN BOOK)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 700,000 (APPROXIMATE)
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-70
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : GS018-DGD*
REGION CATEGORY : MAP ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : RAILROAD MAP (8)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : ONLY THE PAMPHLET ATTACHED TO THE MAP WAS USEFUL.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP, WHICH COVERS THE DELMARVA PENINSULA AND EXTENDS FROM PHILADELPHIA IN THE NORTH TO NORFOLK IN THE SOUTH AND BALTIMORE IN THE WEST, SHOWS THE VARIOUS COUNTIES ON THE PENINSULA AND THE RAILROAD ROUTES AND ONE FERRY ROUTE THAT CONNECT THE PENINSULA. IT SHOWS THE NAMES OF THE VARIOUS RAILROAD STATIONS ALONG THOSE RAILROAD ROUTES AND GIVES DISTANCES BETWEEN POINTS ON THE MAP IN A BOX ABOVE THE TITLE.

THE MAP APPEARED BETWEEN THE COVER AND THE TITLE PAGE OF A PROMOTIONAL DOCUMENT ENTITLED GARDEN FARM LANDS OF THE PENINSULA. PUBLISHED BY THE DELAWARE DIVISION OF THE PHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON & BALTIMORE RAILROAD. THE MAP AND THE PUBLICATION ARE NOT DATED. HOWEVER, ON PAGE 37 OF THE PAMPHLET THERE IS A LETTER FROM E.B. COOK ABOUT WHEN FIELD PLOWING WAS DONE. HE MENTIONS THE DATES OF PLOWING FOR 1872, 1873, AND 1874 AND THEN SAYS "AND THIS YEAR, ON THE FIRST OF MARCH", WHICH SUGGESTS 1875 AS THE DATE OF PUBLICATION.

THE DOCUMENT STATES, IN THE INTRODUCTION, THAT:

"THE OBJECT OF THE FOLLOWING PAGES IS TO ILLUSTRATE THE SPECIAL ADVANTAGES OF THE REGION DESCRIBED, ITS AGRICULTURE AND OTHER WEALTH-PRODUCING RESOURCES, ITS FAVORABLE CLIMATIC AND HYGIENIC CONDITIONS, AND ITS UNRIVALED OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PROFITABLE EMPLOYMENT OF BOTH CAPITAL AND LABOR; TO PRESENT AN IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF ITS EASILY-WORKED AND READILY-IMPROVED SOILS, THE VARIETY AND EXCELLENCE OF ITS PRODUCTIONS, THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AUXILIARY FOOD SUPPLY FURNISHED BY THE BAYS AND TRIBUTARIES OF ITS ALL-SURROUNDING WATERS, THE VALUE OF ITS EXTENDED SYSTEM OF RAILROAD COMMUNICATION, AND ITS ADMIRABLE ACCESS TO THE BEST MARKETS."

THE DOCUMENT CONTAINS 10 PAGES OF CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS, USUALLY EITHER FULL OR HALF PAGE ADS, THAT UNDOUBTEDLY PAID FOR THE PUBLICATION COSTS. THE AUTHOR OF THE MAP AND OF THE DOCUMENT ITSELF IS NOT GIVEN. HOWEVER, THE NAMES "P.S. SCHELL" AND "VANINELEN SNYDER" BOTH APPEAR ON THE TITLE PAGE, WITHOUT INDICATION OF THEIR SPECIFIC ROLES IN THE PUBLICATION.

THE MAP ITSELF IS FOLDED FROM A PAGE SIZE OF 51.5 X 23.1 CM. DOWN TO A SIZE OF 14.5 X 23.1, SO IT WILL FIT INSIDE THE 9 1/4" X 6" PAGE SIZE OF THE BOOKLET.

NO REFERENCES TO THIS MAP HAVE BEEN FOUND. DATA IS BASED ON EXAMINATION OF THE COPY OF THE BOOKLET AND MAP IN THE HFC COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE ARE KNOWN TO THE WRITER.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THE PUBLICATION GARDEN FARM LANDS OF THE PENINSULA WITH THE MAP ATTACHED. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF GS018- DGD* AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-70.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NO REFERENCES HAVE BEEN FOUND.

March 13, 1992


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