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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Asher & Adams
Date:
1874
Short Title:
Colorado.
Publisher:
Asher and Adams
New York
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
41
Obj Width cm:
58
Scale 1:
1,267,200
Note:
Hand col. engraved map. Shows townships, distances along railroads, etc. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
Reference:
Ellis, E.H. Colorado mapology, map 54, 66 (1873, 1876 eds.)
State/Province:
Colorado
Full Title:
Asher & Adams' Colorado. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1874 by Asher & Adams ... at Washington. (New York, 1874)
List No:
0041.033
Page No:
111-112
Series No:
38
Engraver or Printer:
Franklin Type Foundry
Publication Author:
Asher & Adams
Pub Date:
1874
Pub Title:
Asher & Adams' new commercial, topographical, and statistical atlas and gazetteer of the United States: with maps showing the Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World ... Compiled, drawn, and engraved under the supervision of the publishers ... New York: Asher & Adams, 59 Beekman St. (on verso) Entered ... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-four, by Asher & Adams ... Washington. Electrotyped at the Franklin Type Foundry, Cincinnati.
Pub Reference:
Phillips, 1273; Phillips. Maps of America, p. 923; LeGear. Atlases of the United States, L52.
Pub Note:
This was one of the first United States atlases to exclusively feature railroad lines, showing minimal topography (in this later edition more topographical features are added, earlier editions have fewer features shown ) and only showing towns on or next to the railroads lines. We find the maps most interesting and beautiful, although some might find them a bit spare. This copy was published late in 1874 and is the most complete edition. Contains maps of Washington, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Western Texas, etc. (similar to our early 1874 edition). The western United States maps are especially interesting. Full color. Bound in quarter leather dark brown and red cloth covered boards stamped with the title "Asher & Adams' new commercial and statistical alas and gazetteer of the United States." in gilt; the same title is blind stamped on the back cover. The remaining leather of the original spine reads "Asher & Adams' atlas and gazetteer of the U.S." Page numbering discontinuous.
Pub List No:
0041.000
Pub Type:
National Atlas
Pub Maps:
41
Pub Height cm:
46
Pub Width cm:
34
Image No:
0041033
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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