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MAP #: 379C5

CARTOGRAPHER : COLTON, G.W. & C.B.

DATE: 1879

SHORT TITLE : COLTON'S NEW TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE STATES OF VIRGINIA,

REMAINING TITLE & ID : WEST VIRGINIA, MARYLAND & DELAWARE AND PORTIONS OF OTHER ADJOINING STATES, PUBLISHED BY G.W. AND C.B. COLTON & CO. 172 WILLIAM St. NEW YORK. 1879. (TOP LEFT CORNER). "SCALE OF STATUTE MILES. 12 MILES TO ONE INCH." (BELOW TITLE). TABLE OF "REFERENCES." (BELOW SCALE). ELABORATE BORDER DECORATION (3 CM. OR MORE OUT FROM NEAT LINE, WITH CORNERS EXTENDING 4 CM. OR MORE). THE MAP EXTENDS BEYOND THE NEAT LINE (TOP RIGHT AND BOTTOM LEFT). LONGITUDE FROM GREENWICH (TOP BORDER) AND FROM WASHINGTON (BOTTOM BORDER). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1879 (1862?)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : NEW YORK
PUBLISHER : G.W. & C.B. COLTON & CO.
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 31.0 X 44.0 CM. (INCLUDING DECORATIVE BORDER)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 760,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 12 MILES = 1 INCH
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-550
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : SW015-DHG
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL MAP OF INTEREST TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# 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 & GREENWICH (8)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : PHILLIPS MAPS IS THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS COLORED MAP INCLUDES ALL OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, BUT WITH FEWER NAMES AND CULTURAL INFORMATION THAN FOR VIRGINIA. THE CHESAPEAKE BAY IS SHOWN SHADED IN BY A SERIES OF SHORE CONFORMING PARALLEL LINES. NO DEPTH, SHOAL OR OTHER HYDROGRAPHIC INFORMATION IS GIVEN. THE STATES NAMED IN THE TITLE ARE DIVIDED INTO COUNTIES, EACH SEPARATELY COLORED. TOWNS, VILLAGES, POST-OFFICES, CANALS, ROADS AND RAILROADS ARE SHOWN.

SINCE PHILLIPS MAPS LISTS TWO STATES (1862 AND 1882), IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS 1879 ISSUE IS ONLY ONE OF A SERIES THAT WAS PUBLISHED AT MORE FREQUENT INTERVALS.

DATA IS FROM PHILLIPS MAPS AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : PHILLIPS MAPS LISTS A MAP BY THIS TITLE AND APPROXIMATE SIZE FOR 1862 AND ONE FOR 1882. PRESUMABLY THE MAP WAS ISSUED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE INTERVAL.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A POOR COLORED COPY OF THIS MAP WITH SOME BROWNING, BACKED BY LINEN BUT WITH SOME TEARS AT THE FOLDS. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF SW015-DHG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-550.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, UNDATED REPRINT OF A 1901 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, 989 (1862 STATE), 992 (1882 STATE).

May 8, 1992


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