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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Colles, Christopher
Date:
1789
Short Title:
Title Page: Survey of the roads of the United States of America.
Publisher:
C. Colles
New York
Type:
Title Page
Obj Height cm:
22
Obj Width cm:
15
Note:
This is the first American "road book" and shows great detail in a series of strip maps of various routes around the middle Atlantic states. See the last image in this series for a key map showing the areas depicted by the maps. This set has 66 of 83 published maps. Rare - Ristow estimates only 30-35 copies extant. See Ristow's reproduction edition of this book for a complete discussion of Colles. With the volume are nine unbound maps from the set: 23, 24, 25, 33, 40, 41, 42, 44, and 45. Maps have been rebound in hardbound green leather covers with Colles's Roads in gilt on spine. Original blue paper covers bound at the back with title label "Colles's Survey of the Roads."
Reference:
P1326; Streeter 3936; Ristow 158.
Country:
United States
Subject:
Roads
Full Title:
(Title Page to) A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America by Christopher Colles. 1789. C. Tiebout, Sculpt.
List No:
2467B
Series No:
2
Publication Author:
Colles, Christopher
Pub Date:
1789
Pub Title:
A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America by Christopher Colles. 1789. C. Tiebout, Sculpt.
Pub Reference:
P1326; Streeter 3936; Ristow 158.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
2467.000
Pub Type:
Guide Book
Pub Maps:
66
Pub Height cm:
22
Pub Width cm:
15
Image No:
2467B
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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