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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Melish, John
Date:
1824
Short Title:
Lakes of Mexico.
Publisher:
No publisher.
Philadelphia
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
26
Obj Width cm:
35
Scale 1:
160,000
Note:
Engraved. Ancient Aztec lakes of Tezcuco and Chalco. Shows floating gardens and settlements. Relief shown with sketches.
Reference:
P6053.
Country:
Mexico
Subject:
Historical; Indians
Full Title:
Lakes of Mexico. Front. Vol. II. A. Lawson Sculpt. (1824)
List No:
2803.007
Series No:
9
Engraver or Printer:
Lawson, A.
Publication Author:
Melish, John
Pub Date:
1824
Pub Title:
A General Collection Of Maps, Charts, Views, &c. ... Philadelphia. 1824.
Pub Reference:
P6053.
Pub Note:
Unusual collection of maps by various makers. The Melish maps are from the second edition of the Military and Topographical Atlas, but not including the two general maps of the northern and southern states and the coast. Also present are Melish's map of the U.S. to accompany Maclure's Geology, several maps of foreign countries by Carey maps of the West Indies by Lucas, and many maps by unknown makers, including one of Ross' arctic discoveries. "The map of the Country Belonging to the Cherokee and Creek Indians From the Original Drawing in the War Department" by Melish is a later edition and title than the one appearing in the Military and Topographical Atlas (see P1347 to compare). May have been published by A.T. Goodrich who acquired much of Melish's material after his death, or Robert Desilver who acquired the Carey maps. Atlas is bound in half leather, brown paper covered boards, with "Atlas" stamped in gilt on spine.
Pub List No:
2803.000
Pub Type:
World Atlas
Pub Maps:
27
Pub Height cm:
48
Pub Width cm:
31
Image No:
2803007
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2009
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Lakes of Mexico. Front. Vol. II. A. Lawson Sculpt. (1824)