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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Asher & Adams
Date:
1874
Short Title:
Index: Atlas, gazetteer of U.S.
Publisher:
Asher and Adams
New York
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
46
Obj Width cm:
34
Note:
This was one of the first United States atlases to exclusively feature railroad lines, showing minimal topography (in this later edition more topographical features are added, earlier editions have fewer features shown ) and only showing towns on or next to the railroads lines. We find the maps most interesting and beautiful, although some might find them a bit spare. This copy was published late in 1874 and is the most complete edition. Contains maps of Washington, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Western Texas, etc. (similar to our early 1874 edition). The western United States maps are especially interesting. Full color. Bound in quarter leather dark brown and red cloth covered boards stamped with the title "Asher & Adams' new commercial and statistical alas and gazetteer of the United States." in gilt; the same title is blind stamped on the back cover. The remaining leather of the original spine reads "Asher & Adams' atlas and gazetteer of the U.S." Page numbering discontinuous.
Full Title:
(Covers to) Asher & Adams' new commercial, topographical, and statistical atlas and gazetteer of the United States: with maps showing the Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World ... Compiled, drawn, and engraved under the supervision of the publishers ... New York: Asher & Adams, 59 Beekman St. (on verso) Entered ... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-four, by Asher & Adams ... Washington. Electrotyped at the Franklin Type Foundry, Cincinnati.
List No:
0041A
Series No:
1
Engraver or Printer:
Franklin Type Foundry
Publication Author:
Asher & Adams
Pub Date:
1874
Pub Title:
Asher & Adams' new commercial, topographical, and statistical atlas and gazetteer of the United States: with maps showing the Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World ... Compiled, drawn, and engraved under the supervision of the publishers ... New York: Asher & Adams, 59 Beekman St. (on verso) Entered ... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-four, by Asher & Adams ... Washington. Electrotyped at the Franklin Type Foundry, Cincinnati.
Pub Reference:
Phillips, 1273; Phillips. Maps of America, p. 923; LeGear. Atlases of the United States, L52.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
0041.000
Pub Type:
National Atlas
Pub Maps:
41
Pub Height cm:
46
Pub Width cm:
34
Image No:
0041A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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