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MAP #: 386C5

CARTOGRAPHER : CRAM, GEORGE F.

DATE: 1886

SHORT TITLE : MAP OF BALTIMORE

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (NO CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM CENTER). "106" (CENTER LEFT MARGIN, ORIENTED WITH THE NUMBERS FACING LEFT). NUMBERS FROM 1 THROUGH 9 ARE IN ASCENDING ORDER IN THE LEFT MARGIN, BEGINNING WITH "1" AT THE TOP, REPRESENTING 1/2 MILE SEGMENTS. ON THE TOP MARGIN FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ARE THE LETTERS "A" THROUGH "K", SIMILARLY REPRESENTING 1/2 MILE SEGMENTS. A TABLE OF "REFERENCE TO FIGURES." IS IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER, GIVING NUMBER KEYS TO IDENTIFY PROMINENT BUILDINGS, HOTELS, CHURCHES, THEATERS AND DEPOTS OF THE CITY. ON THE REVERSE SIDE, WITH A PAGE NUMBER OF "105" IS A "CITY MAP OF PHILADELPHIA (THE MOST DENSELY SETTLED PORTION)." THE PAPER HAS NO WATERMARK. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1886?
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : CHICAGO?
PUBLISHER : PEOPLE'S PUBLISHING CO.?
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 23.2 X 28.7 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 28,750
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1 STATUTE MILE = 5.6 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-150
# 2 : MSA SC1399-656(4) (1893 MAP)
# 3 : MSA SC1399-151 (1898 MAP)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : U020-N
# 2 : BB023-DUD (1893 MAP)
# 3 : U015-T (1898 MAP)
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : CITY OF BALTIMORE MAP (10)
# 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 : 393C5, 398C5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : NO GOOD REFERENCE WAS FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP IS ALMOST IDENTICAL IN APPEARANCE TO ONE BY GEORGE F. CRAM WHICH APPEARED IN AN 1893 EDITION OF CRAM'S UNRIVALED FAMILY ATLAS OF THE WORLD INDEXED, ON PAGE 87. THAT MAP ALSO HAD A MAP OF PART OF PHILADELPHIA (ALTHOUGH IT WAS ONLY ONE OF TWO PAGES OF THE PHILADELPHIA MAP) ON THE REVERSE SIDE. THE "REFERENCE TO FIGURES" TABLE HAS THE IDENTICAL REFERENCES. THE ONLY NOTABLE DIFFERENCE IS THAT THE NUMBER AND LETTER REFERENCES ARE ALSO SHOWN ON THE BOTTOM AND RIGHT IN ADDITION TO THE TOP AND LEFT, AS THEY ARE ON THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN. PHILLIPS ATLASES 1, # 6231 HAS A REFERENCE TO AN 1886 ATLAS, PUBLISHED BY PEOPLE'S PUBLISHING COMPANY OF CHICAGO, WHICH INCLUDED MAPS BY GEORGE F. CRAM. SINCE THE MAPS WERE NOT DETAILED, WE AREN'T CERTAIN WHETHER THIS IS THE ATLAS IN WHICH THE MAP APPEARED. THE DATE 1886 IS WRITTEN IN PENCIL IN THE RIGHT TOP MARGIN, PRESUMABLY BY A DEALER WHO TOOK IT FROM AN ATLAS. IT COVERS AN AREA 4.5 X 5.5 MILES OF BALTIMORE, IDENTIFYING BY KEY NUMBER PROMINENT BUILDINGS, HOTELS, CHURCHES, THEATERS, AND DEPOTS IN THE CITY. THERE IS A CITY PLAN OF MUCH OF PHILADELPHIA ON THE REVERSE SIDE.

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

EDITION & STATE INFO : THIS MAP HAS ONLY BEEN IDENTIFIED AS HAVING BEEN DONE BY GEORGE F. CRAM. NO EDITION AND STATE INFORMATION HAS YET BEEN FOUND. HOWEVER, THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY OF A SIMILAR LOOKING MAP IN THE 1893 EDITION OF CRAM'S UNRIVALED ATLAS OF THE WORLD INDEXED ON PAGE 87. SEE MAP # 393C5. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A COPY THAT APPEARED IN THE 1898 EDITION OF CRAM'S UNIVERSAL ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL, ASTRONOMICAL, AND HISTORICAL..., CHICAGO: 1898 ON PAGE 103. SEE MAP # 398C5. PRESUMABLY IT MUST HAVE APPEARED IN MANY OTHER OF THE CRAM ATLASES.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THIS MAP, WITH FULL MARGINS. THE COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THE SIMILAR 1893 MAP WITH AN ACQ. # OF BB023-DUD* AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-656(4). THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A GOOD COPY OF THE SIMILAR MAP DATED 1898 WITH AN ACQ. # OF U015-T AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-151.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, LTD, A 1971 REPRINT OF A 1909 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, # 6231 [WE ARE NOT CERTAIN THAT THIS REFERENCE IS TO THIS MAP].

March 29, 1992


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