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MAP #: 384S5

CARTOGRAPHER : SMITH, J.L. [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1884

SHORT TITLE : MAP OF THE PENINSULA

REMAINING TITLE & ID : EMBRACING DELAWARE AND THE EASTERN SHORES OF MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA. FROM LATEST LOCAL SURVEYS AND AUTHENTIC DATA. BASED UPON THE U.S. COAST SURVEY. PUBLISHED BY J.L. SMITH, 27 S. SIXTH ST. PHILADELPHIA, PA. 1884 (RIGHT SIDE, BELOW CENTER). "ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS IN THE YEAR 1883, BY J.L. SMITH. IN THE OFFICE OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS AT WASHINGTON, D.C." (RIGHT BOTTOM INSIDE THE LONGITUDE BORDER). TABLE OF NAMES OF MARYLAND RIVERS, BAYS, CREEKS, INLETS, CAPES, POINTS, ISLANDS, AND TOWNS (BOTTOM LEFT SIDE). SIMILAR TABLES FOR DELAWARE AND VIRGINIA (CENTER, RIGHT SIDE). SCALE IN STATUTE MILES (BELOW TITLE). TABLE OF "EXPLANATIONS. OF MAP LINES AND SYMBOLS" (LEFT OF BOTTOM OF TITLE). COMPASS ROSE SHOWING MAGNETIC VARIATION (ABOVE TITLE). EACH 10' OF LATITUDE ON BOTH THE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDES IS NUMBERED FROM 1 TO 19, TOP TO BOTTOM, FOR EASY REFERENCE. EACH 10' OF LONGITUDE ON BOTH THE TOP AND BOTTOM IS LETTERED FROM A TO O, WEST TO EAST. THE MAP IS IN TWO SHEETS AND IS ATTACHED TO A BROWN MAP CASE, WITH A GOLD LEAF TITLE ON THE OUTSIDE, READING "MAP OF PENINSULA DEL. MD. VA." THE MAP COVER IS 15.6 X 10.1 CM. LONGITUDE FROM WASHINGTON (TOP BORDER). LONGITUDE FROM GREENWICH (BOTTOM BORDER). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1884
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : PHILADELPHIA
PUBLISHER : J.L. SMITH
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 113.8 X 72.5 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 118.5 X 76.6 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 322,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 30 MILES = 15 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-674 (1884 PHOTO)
# 2 : MSA SC1399-533 (1899 ED.)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : -
# 2 : H016-DIE (1899 ED.)
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : U.S.C.S. MATERIAL (4)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 2
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH AND WASHINGTON (8)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 399S5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : NO SOURCE FOUND ON THE MAP.
DESCRIPTION : THIS DETAILED LITHOGRAPHIC MAP OF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA APPEARS TO BE BASED LARGELY ON THE COUNTY ATLAS MATERIAL THAT WAS SO WIDELY AVAILABLE BY THE EARLY 1880s. THE GENERAL LAYOUT AND COLORING IS SIMILAR AND THE MAP IS ORGANIZED INTO ELECTION DISTRICTS, EACH OF WHICH BEARS ITS OWN COLOR. RAILROADS IN OPERATION AND PROPOSED ARE LOCATED AND NAMED. INSETS OF THE NAMES OF RIVERS, BAYS, CREEKS, INLETS, CAPES, POINTS, ISLANDS AND TOWNS OF MARYLAND DELAWARE AND VIRGINIA ARE INCLUDED. THE NAMES IN THE INSETS ARE KEYED TO LETTER AND NUMBER COMBINATIONS, WHERE LETTERS ARE PLACED EVERY 10' ON THE LONGITUDE BORDER FROM A THROUGH O AND NUMBERS EVERY 10' ON THE LATITUDE BORDERS FROM 1 THROUGH 19. LITTLE DETAIL IS GIVEN IN THE MAP OF THE WESTERN SHORE COUNTIES OF MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA. SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY ARE UNCOLORED AND LACKING IN DETAIL OF NAMES, EXCEPT FOR THE ROUTES AND NAMES OF RAILROADS.

THE TITLE MATERIAL INDICATES THAT THE MAP IS BASED ON U.S. COAST SURVEY MATERIAL, BUT THIS COULD WELL HAVE BEEN AN EFFORT BY THE PUBLISHER TO DISGUISE THE USE OF RIVAL COUNTY ATLASES AS THE MAIN SOURCE AND TO ADD TO ITS APPARENT AUTHENTICITY.

THERE IS NO HYDROGRAPHIC INFORMATION ON SOUNDINGS AND BOTTOM CONDITIONS. THE DELAWARE AND CHESAPEAKE BAYS AND RIVERS ARE SHOWN AS PARALLEL LINES, CONFORMING TO THE COASTLINES.

NO DATA SOURCE HAS BEEN FOUND ON THIS MAP. IT IS NOT LISTED IN PHILLIPS. DATA IS BASED ON OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : WRITER HAS EXAMINED ONE COPY OF THIS MAP DATED 1884 AND ONE DATED 1899. BOTH ARE LISTED AS ENTERED IN 1883. THE MAP IS SO EXTENSIVELY REVISED AS TO LAYOUT, INSETS, ADDITIONAL DATA, ETC. THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT A SEPARATE STONE WAS USED IN THE TWO EDITIONS. THERE MAY HAVE BEEN ADDITIONAL EDITIONS OR STATES NOT YET EXAMINED.

ED. 1 - (1884) - THE TITLE IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE BELOW THE CENTER. THE DATE 1884 IS IN THE TITLE. THERE IS NO INSET OF THE MOUTH OF THE CHESAPEAKE. TABLES OF NAMES OF MARYLAND, DELAWARE AND VIRGINIA RIVERS, BAYS, CREEKS, INLETS, CAPES, POINTS, ISLANDS AND TOWNS ARE INCLUDED. THE COPY EXAMINED WAS IN THE COLLECTION OF DR. LAURENCE CLAGGETT OF EASTON, MARYLAND. THIS IS THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN.

ED. 2 - (1899) - THE TITLE IS ON THE LEFT SIDE BELOW THE CENTER. THE DATE IN THE TITLE IS CHANGED TO 1899. THERE IS AN UNTITLED INSET OF THE MOUTH OF THE CHESAPEAKE IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER AND THE NAME TABLES FROM EDITION 1 HAVE BEEN DELETED. SEE MAP # 399S5.

NO REFERENCES TO THIS MAP HAVE YET BEEN FOUND. DATA IS BASED ON EXAMINATION OF THE 1899 COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION AND ON ONE OF 1884 EXAMINED IN THE LAURENCE CLAGGETT COLLECTION.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD CLEAN COLORED COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION OF 1899, BACKED WITH LINEN AND ATTACHED TO A MAP FOLDER WITH THE TITLE "MAP OF PENINSULA DEL. MD. VA." IN GOLD LEAF. THERE ARE SMALL MARGINAL TEARS ALONG SOME OF THE FOLDS. THE FOLDER IS HANDSTAMPED AS THE PROPERTY OF THE PHILADELPHIA PRESS, WHICH IN THE PAST WAS THE OWNER. THE ACQ. # IS H016-DIE AND THE MDHR # IS MSA SC1399-533. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS AN 8 X 10" PHOTOGRAPH OF THE 1884 1ST EDITION FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. LAURENCE CLAGGETT OF EASTON, MD. THE MDHR # OF THE PHOTO IS MSA SC1399-674.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NONE YET FOUND.

March 17, 1992


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