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MAP #: 393C7

CARTOGRAPHER : CRAM, GEORGE F. [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1893

SHORT TITLE : MAP OF BALTIMORE

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (NO CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM CENTER). "87" (CENTER LEFT MARGIN, ORIENTED WITH THE NUMBERS FACING LEFT). NUMBERS 1 THROUGH 9 ARE IN ASCENDING ORDER IN THE RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS, BEGINNING WITH "1" AT THE TOP, REPRESENTING 1/2 MILE SEGMENTS. ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS 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, CHURCHAS, THEATERS AND DEPOTS OF THE CITY. ON THE REVERSE SIDE CARRYING A PAGE NUMBER OF "88" IS THE WESTERN HALF OF A TWO PAGE MAP OF PHILADELPHIA. THE PAPER HAS NO WATERMARK. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1893 (1886?)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : CHICAGO
PUBLISHER : GEORGE F. CRAM
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 25.8 X 31.7 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 43 X 55 CM. OM (APPROXIMATE, FOR OPEN BOOK)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 268,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1 MILE = 6 CM. (APPROXIMATE)
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-656(4)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : BB023-DUD*
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 : KEYED TO REFERENCE TABLE.
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 386C5, 398C5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : NONE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP IS ALMOST IDENTICAL IN APPEARANCE TO ONE BY GEORGE F. CRAM, WHICH WE BELIEVE WAS IN AN ATLAS PUBLISHED BY PEOPLE'S PUBLISHING CO. OF CHICAGO. SEE PHILLIPS # 6231. ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE MAP DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ONE OF TWO PAGES OF A MAP OF PHILADELPHIA. THE ONLY NOTABLE DIFFERENCE IN THIS MAP AND THE 1886 VERSION IS THAT THE EARLIER RELEASE HAD NUMBERS AND LETTERS ONLY IN THE TOP AND LEFT MARGINS, WHEREAS THE MAP DESCRIBED HAS THEM ON ALL FOUR SIDES. THE "REFERENCE TO FIGURES" TABLE HAS THE IDENTICAL REFERENCES.

DATA IS FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPIES OF THE TWO EDITIONS IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THIS MAP IS SIMILAR IN LAYOUT TO ONE DONE BY GEORGE F. CRAM IN 1886 (SEE MAP # 386C5), ALTHOUGH IT IS OF A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT SIZE AND IT HAS NUMBERS AND LETTERS IN THE RIGHT AND BOTTOM BORDERS THAT THE 1886 VERSION DID NOT HAVE. EDITIONS OF THE CRAM'S UNRIVALED FAMILY ATLAS OF THE WORLD INDEXED CAME OUT IN 1891, 1892 AND 1893 AND POSSIBLY EARLIER. THE MAP PROBABLY ALSO APPEARED IN THOSE EARLIER PUBLICATIONS. IN ADDITION, THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY OF A SIMILAR TYPE MAP FROM THE CRAM'S UNIVERSAL ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL, ASTRONOMICAL, AND HISTORICAL..., CHICAGO: 1898, 103. (SEE MAP # 398C5). PRESUMABLY THE MAP MUST ALSO HAVE APPEARED IN MANY OTHER OF THE CRAM ATLASES. HOWEVER, NO STUDY OF THIS DATA HAS BEEN MADE.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THIS MAP ATTACHED TO THE ATLAS. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF BB023-DUD* AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-656(4). THE COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THE SIMILAR 1886 MAP WITH AN ACQ. # OF U020-N AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-150. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A GOOD COPY OF THE SIMILAR 1898 MAP WITH AN ACQ. # OF U015-T AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-151.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NONE YET FOUND.

March 30, 1992


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