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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Asher & Adams
Date:
1875
Short Title:
Covers: Atlas and Album of American Industry.
Publisher:
Asher & Adams.
New York
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
64
Obj Width cm:
45
Note:
Brown leather half binding with dark green cloth boards with bold gilt lettering: ASHER & ADAMS' NEW RAIL ROAD ATLAS AND PICTORIAL ALBUM OF AMERICAN INDUSTRY. Marbled lining paper.
Reference:
P1300.
World Area:
America
Full Title:
(Covers to) Asher & Adams' New Columbian Rail Road Atlas and Pictorial Album of American Industry, Comprising a Series of New Copper Plate Maps Exhibiting the Thirty-Seven States ... Together With Illustrations and Descriptions of Mercantile and Manufacturing Establishments, Machinery, Works of Art, Mechanism, Trade-Marks, Etc., Etc. ... Compiled, Written, Drawn and Engraved Under the Supervision Of The Publishers, By Their Own Corps of Editors, Engineers, Topographers, and Artists.... New York: Asher & Adams, No. 59 Beekman Street. 1875
List No:
4977A
Series No:
1
Engraver or Printer:
Asher & Adams.
Publication Author:
Asher & Adams
Pub Date:
1875
Pub Title:
Asher & Adams' New Columbian Rail Road Atlas and Pictorial Album of American Industry, Comprising a Series of New Copper Plate Maps Exhibiting the Thirty-Seven States ... Together With Illustrations and Descriptions of Mercantile and Manufacturing Establishments, Machinery, Works of Art, Mechanism, Trade-Marks, Etc., Etc. ... Compiled, Written, Drawn and Engraved Under the Supervision Of The Publishers, By Their Own Corps of Editors, Engineers, Topographers, and Artists.... New York: Asher & Adams, No. 59 Beekman Street. 1875
Pub Reference:
P1300.
Pub Note:
This is a very unusual and wonderful atlas - it combines the most complete Asher & Adams atlas map set (the same grouping as the late 1874 issue, but updated - see our #41) bound unfolded on edge (this is a huge book) with beautiful illustrations opposite each map of industrial establishments, products, and machinery. It has become very scarce. Its sheer size probably meant that the edition was small in number. Several of the maps are updated and copyrighted 1875; Colorado is substantially changed with the introduction of mountain ranges with "Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead Mineral Belt" overprinted on them. There may have been an 1883 issue of this atlas by George Adams, not listed in Phillips.
Pub List No:
4977.000
Pub Type:
National Atlas; Commercial Reference Book
Pub Height cm:
64
Pub Width cm:
45
Image No:
4977A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2009
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