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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Breese, Samuel, 1802-1873; Morse, Sidney E. (Sidney Edwards), 1794-1871
Date:
1845
Short Title:
Title Page/Contents: N. American atlas.
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
New York
Type:
Index Page; Title Page
Obj Height cm:
45
Obj Width cm:
36
Note:
The first Cerographic Atlas of the United States. Originally Issued in three parts starting in 1842 and ending in 1845 (although Woodward states that it cannot be determined how many parts were issued, our copy indicates three parts), This copy is the 1845 edition, which is a reissue of the 1842 - 1845 edition with some changes to the maps and the addition of color. Library of Congress copy (Phillips, 1228) and this copy have no Oregon map and no separate map of Iowa, as issued. When the atlas was issued in parts (Phillips, 1383) there was an Oregon map and an Iowa map listed. However, this 1845 ed. adds 6 maps not in the 1st ed.: North America, Canada east, Canada west, Nova Scotia - New Brunswick &c., West India Islands, and Wisconsin Southern Part. Printed in full color. Bound in half leather floral textured brown cloth covered boards, titled "Morse's North American Atlas" in gilt.
World Area:
North America
Full Title:
(Title Page, Contents to) Morse's North American atlas. Containing the following beautifully colored maps ... New York: Published by Harper & Brothers, 82 Cliff Street. Entered ... 1842, by Sidney E. Morse and Samuel Breese ... New York.
List No:
2301B
Series No:
2
Publication Author:
Breese, Samuel, 1802-1873; Morse, Sidney E. (Sidney Edwards), 1794-1871
Pub Date:
1845
Pub Title:
Morse's North American atlas. Containing the following beautifully colored maps ... New York: Published by Harper & Brothers, 82 Cliff Street. Entered ... 1842, by Sidney E. Morse and Samuel Breese ... New York.
Pub Reference:
Phillips, 1228; Woodward, D. The All-American map, p. 14ff; Ristow, W.W. American maps and mapmakers, p. 154. Cf. Phillips, 1383.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
2301.000
Pub Type:
National Atlas
Pub Maps:
36
Pub Height cm:
45
Pub Width cm:
37
Image No:
2301B
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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