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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Colles, Christopher; Ristow, W. editor
Date:
1961
Short Title:
Index to the Plates in Christopher Colles' Survey of the Roads.
Publisher:
Harvard Un. Press
Cambridge
Type:
Book Map
Obj Height cm:
40
Obj Width cm:
27
Scale 1:
2,027,520
Note:
Map is from a 1961 reproduction of Colles' survey. The book is entitled, "A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America, 1789, by Christopher Colles." It reproduces all of the maps (83 in total) as well as two indexes to the maps, a biography of Colles and a bibliography his writings, and an inventory of the extant copies of the Survey.
Reference:
P1326; Streeter 3936; Ristow 158.
Country:
United States
Subject:
Roads
Full Title:
Index to the Plates in Christopher Colles' Survey of the Roads of the United States of America. (using the) Map of the Middle States Exhibiting the Post Roads c. 1790 after Evans, Bowles and Bradley.
List No:
2467.067
Series No:
70
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:
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."
Pub List No:
2467.000
Pub Type:
Guide Book
Pub Maps:
66
Pub Height cm:
22
Pub Width cm:
15
Image No:
2467067
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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