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MAP #: 377LC.21

CARTOGRAPHER : LAKE, GRIFFING & STEVENSON [PUBLISHERS]

DATE: 1877

SHORT TITLE : STRAIT DIST. No. 10 DORCHESTER CO.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (BOTTOM RIGHT). "SCALE 1 INCH TO THE MILE" (BELOW TITLE). "53" (TOP RIGHT CORNER). TABLE OF STRAIT DISTRICT BUSINESS REFERENCES (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). FOUR POINTED COMPASS ROSE WITH ARROW POINTING NORTH (ABOVE AND TO LEFT OF TITLE). THE MAP EXTENDS THROUGH THE NEAT LINES ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM. THE REVERSE SIDE CONTAINS A CONTINUATION OF THE LIST OF PATRONS OF THE ATLAS FOR TALBOT COUNTY DISTRICT 5 AND PART OF DISTRICT 4. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1877
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : PHILADELPHIA
PUBLISHER : LAKE, GRIFFING & STEVENSON
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 37.3 X 31.2 CM. (BETWEEN NEAT LINES)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 41.5 X 71.0 CM. OM (BOOK OPEN)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 63,360
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1 INCH = 1 MILE
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-671 (21)
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 : N
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 TENTH ELECTION DISTRICT OF DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND. THE MAP SHOWS COUNTY AND PRIVATE ROADS, PROPOSED RAILROADS AND LAND OWNERSHIP DATA. ROAD DISTANCES ARE SHOWN IN RODS, WHERE 320 RODS EQUALS 1 MILE. EXTENSIVE MARSH LAND IS DEPICTED SYMBOLICALLY FOR THIS DISTRICT. THERE ARE MANY LOCAL NAMES AND DETAILS GIVEN. RESIDENCES, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, STORES, AND POST OFFICES ARE INCLUDED. THE MAP IS LOCATED ON PAGE 53 OF AN ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF TALBOT & DORCHESTER COUNTIES, MARYLAND., PHILADELPHIA: LAKE, GRIFFING & STEVENSON, 1877.

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 IS GENERALLY IN GOOD CONDITION. THE MAP HAS AN ACQ. # OF UN012- UDTQ* AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-671(21).

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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