Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Eddy, William M.
Date:
1854
Short Title:
Cover: California official map.
Publisher:
R.A. Eddy
Marysville
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
15
Obj Width cm:
12
Scale 1:
1,140,480
Note:
Lithograph, 49 3/4"x 38 1/2" plus floral border. Scale18 miles to an inch. Inset : 19 3/8"x 15 1/2", scale about 2 1/4 miles to an inch. Full color. Once folded, now flattened and backed with rice paper. Folder, 6 1/4"x 4 1/4" (15 x 12 cm.), rebacked, leather covered, blind stamped, title in gilt on front cover; verso front cover leaf of text advertising Colton's maps. In ink on leaf : Genl [name not decipherable] from Wm M Ed[dy ]. This matches signature on Eddy's Surveryor General's Report for 1852. According to Wheat, Eddy died in March, 1854. Wheat states that map was not yet ready in March 1854 but does not give reason. However, Eddy as Surveyor General states in his report dated Dec. 15, 1853 that he has received a few copies of the map and more were soon expected. My copy is signed by Eddy on verso of cover. Original in Warren Heckrotte Collection, which is source of description and notes.
State/Province:
California
Region:
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Event:
California Gold Rush
Full Title:
(covers to) Approved and declared to be the official map of the State of California by an act of the Legislature passed March 25th 1853. Compiled by W.M. Eddy State Surveyor General. Published for R.A. Eddy, Marysville, California by J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. New York 1854. Authorities --- (with inset:) San Francisco and Adjoining Bays. Engraved on stone by Schedler & Liebler, 129 William St. New York. Printed by D. McLellan, 26 Spruce St. N.Y. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1853 by Wm. M. Eddy in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of California.
List No:
5582A
Series No:
1
Engraver or Printer:
McClellan, D.; Schedler & Liebler
Publication Author:
Eddy, William M.
Pub Date:
1854
Pub Title:
Approved and declared to be the official map of the State of California by an act of the Legislature passed March 25th 1853. Compiled by W.M. Eddy State Surveyor General. Published for R.A. Eddy, Marysville, California by J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. New York 1854. Authorities --- (with inset:) San Francisco and Adjoining Bays. Engraved on stone by Schedler & Liebler, 129 William St. New York. Printed by D. McLellan, 26 Spruce St. N.Y. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1853 by Wm. M. Eddy in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of California.
Pub Reference:
Wheat. Maps of the California Gold Region, 257; Wheat. 25 California Maps, 19; Rowell. List of printed maps of California, p. 9.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
5582.000
Pub Type:
Pocket Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
127
Pub Width cm:
98
Image No:
5582A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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