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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Sinclair, Thomas
Date:
1846
Short Title:
Cover: Mexico showing Seat of War.
Publisher:
Thomas Sinclair
Philadelphia
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
16
Obj Width cm:
10
Country:
Mexico
State/Province:
California; Texas
Event:
Mexican U.S. War
Subject:
Railroad
Full Title:
(Covers to) Map of Mexico Showing the Seat of War. Lith. of T. Sinclair, 79 So. 3rd St. Philadelphia.
List No:
5536A
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Sinclair, Thomas
Pub Date:
1846
Pub Title:
Map of Mexico Showing the Seat of War. Lith. of T. Sinclair, 79 So. 3rd St. Philadelphia.
Pub Reference:
None found.
Pub Note:
Very rare map with no reference to it found in any of the normal bibliographies. The date is estimated. Proposed railway lines are shown to and from San Francisco to New Orleans and Napolian (sic). The map has been distorted severely with San Francisco much too far east. Napoleon, Arkansas, now defunct (why?), according to Baldwin and Thomas' Gazetteer of 1854, was the capital of Desha County. It was situated on the Mississippi at the mouth of the Arkansas. The population was about 1,000 people, and steamboats ran three times a week to Little Rock. Why it was placed so prominently on the map is unknown. Perhaps it was vying to be a terminus for the railroad. Texas is shown at a highly detailed level. The map is in color and folds into brown cloth covers 16x10 with "Map of Mexico Showing The Seat Of War" on the front cover in gilt.
Pub List No:
5536.000
Pub Type:
Pocket Map
Pub Height cm:
16
Pub Width cm:
10
Image No:
5536A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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