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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Smith, Robert P.; Taintor, S. & Co.
Date:
1861
Short Title:
Washington Map of the United States.
Publisher:
S. Taintor & Co
New York
Type:
Wall Map
Obj Height cm:
169
Obj Width cm:
169
Scale 1:
3,000,000
Note:
Huge wall map similar in style and scale to Smith's New Naval and Military Map of the United States done in 1862. However, the Washington Map is a completely different engraving of the U.S., done by W.H. Holmes, who probably is not the same Holmes who worked with Hayden (that Holmes was born in 1846) but is most likely the Holmes mentioned in Tooley's Dictionary as the engraver for Chamber's Encyclopedia and Mitchell's Mexico (perhaps the father of the later Holmes?) The LOC copy (P-Maps 911) is dated 1862 and has in addition to Taintor, the Holmes, Harrison & Co., London, as publishers. Many inset views, portraits of the Presidents in the border, and thematic inset maps. Shows Colorado (created that year) and has an interesting, clear and stark rendition of the western topography. Another elaborate Smith production. An earlier edition, 1860, is listed by Phillips as done by M.F. Maury (Maury's name was dropped after the Civil War began because of his support for the Confederacy); also, a late edition, 1868, by H.H. Lloyd. This the first edition copyrighted by Smith. See our two 1862 editions. With black top and bottom rollers. The United States is painted in full color by county; Mexico by state. Shows settlements, transportation routes, and county boundaries. Tables of distances, and state sizes, date of admission, miles of railroads and population. Breakdown of churches by denominations. Time differences table. Ornate margins with vignettes of presidents. 1860 census by county and cities. Inset maps include geology, climate, wildlife, food crops, plants and trees, and world hemispheres. Includes topographic profiles of the United States and the North Atlantic.
Reference:
cfPhillips Maps p911; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p. 287-88, Karrow 1-1631
Country:
United States
Full Title:
The Washington Map Of The United States. By the Superintendent U.S. National Observatory, Washington D.C. 1861. S. Taintor & Co. Publisher, W.H. Holmes, Engraver. 334 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington D.C. F. Mahler, C.E. Head Draughtsman. Entered ... 1861 by Robert P. Smith ... Pennsylvania. (with 6 inset maps and 3 profiles).
List No:
3270.000
Publication Author:
Smith, Robert P.; Taintor, S. & Co.
Pub Date:
1861
Pub Title:
The Washington Map Of The United States. By the Superintendent U.S. National Observatory, Washington D.C. 1861. S. Taintor & Co. Publisher, W.H. Holmes, Engraver. 334 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington D.C. F. Mahler, C.E. Head Draughtsman. Entered ... 1861 by Robert P. Smith ... Pennsylvania. (with 6 inset maps and 3 profiles).
Pub Reference:
cfPhillips Maps p911; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p. 287-88, Karrow 1-1631
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
3270.000
Pub Type:
Wall Map
Pub Height cm:
169
Pub Width cm:
169
Image No:
3270000
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The Washington Map Of The United States. By the Superintendent U.S. National Observ…