Detail View: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: (Covers to)Map of the United States, Exhibiting the Post-Roads, the situations, connexions and distances of the Post-Offices, Stage Roads, Counties & Principal Rivers By Abraham Bradley Junr. Entered ... 2nd day of June1804, by Abraham Bradley Junr. of the District of Columbia. (inset) Map Of North America.

Collection: 
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author: 
Bradley, Abraham Junior
Date: 
1812
Short Title: 
Cover: United States.
Publisher: 
Abraham Bradley Washington
Type: 
Covers
Obj Height cm: 
27
Obj Width cm: 
20
Country: 
United States
Full Title: 
(Covers to)Map of the United States, Exhibiting the Post-Roads, the situations, connexions and distances of the Post-Offices, Stage Roads, Counties & Principal Rivers By Abraham Bradley Junr. Entered ... 2nd day of June1804, by Abraham Bradley Junr. of the District of Columbia. (inset) Map Of North America.
List No: 
2929A
Series No: 
1
Publication Author: 
Bradley, Abraham Junior
Pub Date: 
1812
Pub Title: 
Map of the United States, Exhibiting the Post-Roads, the situations, connexions and distances of the Post-Offices, Stage Roads, Counties & Principal Rivers By Abraham Bradley Junr. Entered ... 2nd day of June1804, by Abraham Bradley Junr. of the District of Columbia. (inset) Map Of North America.
Pub Reference: 
P-Maps p874; Ristow p70-1; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p222; Smith Ohio p154; Shaw & Shoe. 5900. Karpinski 1; Karrow 1-1392 (1804); Wheat & Brun 130, State V; McCorkle p38-9.
Pub Note: 
4th edition, corrected to 1812, but dated 1804. This map was originally issued in 1804. This copy is dated 1804 but is corrected for political and topographical changes to 1812. It shows Louisiana and Missouri Territory, both of which were established in 1812. There has been extensive redrawing of the Mississippi River from the junction of the Ohio north to the Wyaconda River (probably due to the public surveys in southern Illinois, evidenced by the appearance of Township and Range lines there). Numerous other changes from the 1804 edition have been made throughout the map adding new counties, towns, roads, and changed physical features, primarily in the mid and western portions. So far I have been able to identify 1804, 1806, 1809, and 1812 editions, but it is likely that other editions will be discovered. The dates are estimates based on the political changes on the maps - all editions are dated 1804 on the title. Since it was a postal map and needed to be current as to towns, road and counties, it is probable that the map was updated every few years, until a new plate was made in 1819 by Harrison (Karpinski 59, Karrow 1-1466). The 1796 edition of this map (a different engraving) was changed four times in as many years (Wheat & Brun 127-130). The 1819 edition became the official post office map in 1825, used until 1829 (Ristow). All of the 1804 to 1812 editions were originally engraved by Francis Shallus of Philadelphia. With outline color. This copy in original condition, dissected into 32 sections and mounted on linen, in original quarter leather marbled covers 27x20 with ties (remnants now) and title "Bradley's U. States" stamped in gild on the spine.
Pub List No: 
2929.000
Pub Type: 
Case Map
Pub Maps: 
1
Pub Height cm: 
27
Pub Width cm: 
20
Image No: 
2929A
Institution: 
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: 
Copyright 1998
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