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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Huntington, Eleazer; Willard, A.
Date:
1826
Short Title:
Map of the United States.
Publisher:
Huntington & Willard
Hartford
Type:
Wall Map
Obj Height cm:
49
Obj Width cm:
67
Scale 1:
7,000,000
Note:
This is the first edition of the "Washington" map, so called because it used a large oval portrait of George Washington in the map's title cartouche. Later editions were published by Phelps (altered), and Thrall (identical). A portion of the main map was used by Huntington in Darby's Gazetteer (see our #2067). Oval portrait of Washington, inset maps of North America, Boston, Washington, New York; view of "The Capital at Washington." Table of distances occupies the Great Basin. Has the famous legend in the Missouri Territory: "Missouri Territory is a vast wilderness consisting chiefly of immense plains, almost destitute of wood, except in the neighborhood of streams. It is traversed by numerous herds of Buffalo & wild Horses, and by a few roving tribes of Indians." This map is also the precursor to the United States maps that appeared in Olney's School Geography, also published in Hartford. With black top and bottom rollers and green silk edging. Full color by state or territory.
Reference:
cf Wheat 397, 400, 407.
Country:
United States
Full Title:
Map of The United States Compiled from the most Authentic Sources. Published By E. Huntington & A. Willard, Hartford, 1826. Entered ... September, 1826. (with 5 inset maps).
List No:
2472.000
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Huntington, Eleazer; Willard, A.
Pub Date:
1826
Pub Title:
Map of The United States Compiled from the most Authentic Sources. Published By E. Huntington & A. Willard, Hartford, 1826. Entered ... September, 1826. (with 5 inset maps).
Pub Reference:
cf Wheat 397, 400, 407.
Pub Note:
1st edition of "Washington" map. Later editions by Phelps (altered), and Thrall (identical). A portion of the main map was used by Huntington in Darby's Gazetteer(see my #2067). Oval portrait of Washington, inset maps of North America, Boston, Washington, New York; view of "The Capital at Washington." Table of distances occupies the Great Basin. Has the famous legend in the Missouri Territory: "Missouri Territory is a vast wilderness consisting chiefly of immense plains, almost destitute of wood, except in the neighborhood of streams. It is traversed by numerous herds of Buffalo & wild Horses, and by a few roving tribes of Indians." This map is also the precursor to the United States maps that appeared in Olney's School Geography, also published in Hartford. With black top and bottom rollers and green silk edging. Full color by state or territory.
Pub List No:
2472.000
Pub Type:
Wall Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
49
Pub Width cm:
67
Image No:
2472000
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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