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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Melish, John
Date:
1823
Short Title:
(NW Part only) United States with the contiguous British & Spanish Possessions.
Publisher:
James Finlayson
Philadelphia
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
64
Obj Width cm:
71
Scale 1:
3,801,600
Note:
This is an unusual survivor - in about 1854 someone cut out the Northwestern one third of John Melish's large Map of the United States (1823 edition) and updated it to show the states, territories and proposed territories of that period, notably Kansas and Nebraska but no Gadsden Purchase, and Shoshone and Dakota (which are usually seen on circa 1858-59 maps). The new boundaries are hand colored with white past down labels for names of states and territories. It might have been used as a school map in the west - we found it in a small town in the California gold country. This portion is dissected into 15 sections mounted on linen with silk edging, and folds down to 23x15.
Reference:
Martin/Ristow 24; Streeter 3812.
Country:
United States
Full Title:
(Northwestern Part only of) Map of the United States with the contiguous British & Spanish Possessions Compiled from the latest & best Authorities by John Melish. Engraved by J. Vallance & H.S. Tanner. Entered ... 16th day of June 1820. Published by James Finlayson Agent Philada. Successor to John Melish, Improved to 1823.
List No:
5188.000
Engraver or Printer:
Tanner, Henry S.; Vallance, J.
Publication Author:
Melish, John
Pub Date:
1823
Pub Title:
(Northwestern Part only of) Map of the United States with the contiguous British & Spanish Possessions Compiled from the latest & best Authorities by John Melish. Engraved by J. Vallance & H.S. Tanner. Entered ... 16th day of June 1820. Published by James Finlayson Agent Philada. Successor to John Melish, Improved to 1823.
Pub Reference:
Martin/Ristow 24; Streeter 3812.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
5188.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Height cm:
64
Pub Width cm:
71
Image No:
5188000
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