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MAP #: 377LC.16

CARTOGRAPHER : LAKE, GRIFFING & STEVENSON [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1877

SHORT TITLE : HOOPERS ISLAND DIST. No. 6 DORCHESTER CO.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (BOTTOM LEFT). "SCALE 1 1/2 INCHES TO THE MILE" (BELOW TITLE). "38" (TOP RIGHT CORNER, ORIENTED WITH THE NUMBERS FACED LEFT). "39" (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER, ORIENTED WITH THE NUMBERS FACED LEFT). TABLE OF HOOPERS ISLAND DISTRICT BUSINESS REFERENCES (ABOVE TITLE). INSET TOWN PLAN OF "EAST NEW MARKET DORCHESTER CO. (EAST NEW MARKET DIST.) SCALE 20 RODS TO AN INCH" (TOP LEFT CORNER, 20.7 X 14.0 CM.). TABLE OF EAST NEW MARKET BUSINESS REFERENCES (BELOW INSET). INSET TOWN PLAN OF "TOBACCOSTICK P.O. DORCHESTER CO. (PARSON'S CREEK DIST.) SCALE 30 RODS TO AN INCH" (BOTTOM LEFT 21.3 X 8.5 CM.) TABLE OF TOBACCOSTICK P.O. BUSINESS REFERENCES (RIGHT OF INSET). FOUR POINTED COMPASS ROSE WITH ARROW POINTING NORTH (TOP RIGHT CORNER). THE REVERSE SIDES ARE BLANK. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1877
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : PHILADELPHIA
PUBLISHER : LAKE, GRIFFING & STEVENSON
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 61.6 X 37.1 CM. (BETWEEN NEAT LINES)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 41.5 X 71.0 CM. OM (BOOK OPEN)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 42,240
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1 1/2 INCHES = 1 MILE; INSETS DIFFER.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-671 (16)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : UN012-UDTQ*
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : CITY/COUNTY ATLAS (6)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : NW
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 377LC.01-377LC.24, 377G5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : MATHEWS IS BEST ON THE ATLAS. NONE FOUND ON THE MAP.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP COVERS THE SIXTH ELECTION DISTRICT OF DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND. THE MAP SHOWS COUNTY AND PRIVATE ROADS, FERRIES AND LAND OWNERSHIP DATA. THERE ARE MANY LOCAL NAMES AND DETAILS GIVEN. RESIDENCES, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, AND STORES ARE INCLUDED. EXTENSIVE MARSH LAND IS SHOWN SYMBOLICALLY. THE MAP IS LOCATED ON PAGES 38 AND 39 OF AN ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF TALBOT & DORCHESTER COUNTIES, MARYLAND., PHILADELPHIA: LAKE, GRIFFING & STEVENSON, 1877.

THE INSET PLAN OF "EAST NEW MARKET" IS ON A SCALE OF 20 RODS TO AN INCH OR 1 TO 3960. THE "TOBACCOSTICK P.O." PLAN IS ON A SCALE OF 30 RODS TO AN INCH OR 1 TO 5940. BOTH PLANS SHOW LOCATION OF HOUSES AND BUILDINGS, STORES, POST OFFICES, CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS AND GIVE LAND OWNERSHIP DATA.

MATHEWS NOTES THAT MANY OF THE COUNTY ATLASES OF MARYLAND IN THE 1870S WERE REPRODUCTIONS OF SIMON MARTENET'S WORK, WITH THE AUTHOR'S CONSENT, POSSIBLY ON A ROYALTY BASIS. WE CANNOT CONFIRM THAT THIS IS THE CASE FOR THE TALBOT AND DORCHESTER COUNTY ATLAS, ALTHOUGH SOME OF THE OTHER MAPS IN THE ATLAS APPEAR CUT FROM A LARGER MAP BECAUSE NAMES ARE CROPPED.

D. JACKSON LAKE BECAME A COUNTY ATLAS PUBLISHER IN 1870 AND WAS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST PROLIFIC. HIS FIRST ATLAS OF A MARYLAND COUNTY WAS OF FREDERICK COUNTY, DONE IN 1873. IN 1877, HIS FIRM, NOW LAKE, GRIFFING & STEVENSON, PUBLISHED ATLASES COVERING 10 COUNTIES IN THE STATE, EIGHT ON THE EASTERN SHORE. THESE COUNTY ATLASES WERE LITHOGRAPHED AND PRINTED BY C.O. TITUS PRIOR TO 1876. IN 1877 AND LATER, THEY WERE GENERALLY LITHOGRAPHED BY WORLEY & BRACHER OF PHILADELPHIA AND PRINTED BY FREDERICK BOURQUIN OF THAT CITY. HOWEVER, THE TALBOT AND DORCHESTER COUNTY ATLAS WAS PRINTED BY H.J. TOUDY OF PHILADELPHIA.

RISTOW STATES THAT LAKE'S ATLASES PRIOR TO 1875 CONTAINED FEW OR NO ILLUSTRATIONS BUT THAT AFTER THAT DATE THEY FOLLOWED THE GENERAL PRACTICE OF HAVING ILLUSTRATIONS OF INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, INTERIORS AND EXTERIORS OF BUSINESSES, FARMSTEADS AND RESIDENCES, PORTRAITS OF LANDOWNERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND OF OTHER PUBLIC, HISTORIC OR SCENIC PLACES.

DATA IS FROM MATHEWS, RISTOW AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY OF THE ATLAS AND MAP IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE OF THIS MAP AND THE ATLAS IN WHICH IT APPEARS IS KNOWN.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY OF THE ATLAS IN PARTIALLY DETERIORIATED CONDITION. THE MAP HAS SOME BROWNING BUT IS GENERALLY GOOD. THE MAP HAS AN ACQ. # OF UN012-UDTQ* AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-671(16).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : MATHEWS, EDWARD B., "BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY OF MARYLAND", IN MARYLAND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS, VOL. 1, PART IV, BALTIMORE: JOHNS HOPKINS PRESS, 1897, 384; MATHEWS, EDWARD B., "THE MAPS AND MAP-MAKERS OF MARYLAND", IN MARYLAND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS, VOL. II, PART IIIb, JOHNS HOPKINS PRESS, 1898, 447; RISTOW, WALTER W., AMERICAN MAPS AND MAPMAKERS, DETROIT: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1985, 413; PAPENFUSE, EDWARD C., AND JOSEPH M. COALE, III, ATLAS OF HISTORICAL MAPS OF MARYLAND, 1608-1908, BALTIMORE: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1982, 81; PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, I-II, AMSTERDAM: THEATRUM ORBIS TERARVM LTD., A 1971 REPRINT OF A 1909 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, # 1787, 1793. February 19, 1993


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