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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Asher & Adams
Date:
1875
Short Title:
World On Mercator's Projection.
Publisher:
Asher & Adams.
New York
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
42
Obj Width cm:
59
Scale 1:
65,000,000
Note:
Hand tinted full color. Shows sea distances, labeled ocean currents, settlements, and counties. Relief shown with hachures. Mercator's Projection. Depicts band of seaweed in southern Atlantic, extensive long kelp in southern Indian Ocean, and Sargasso Sea. Engraved.
Reference:
P1300.
World Area:
World
Full Title:
Asher & Adams' World on Mercator's Projection. Entered according to Act of Congress 1874 by Asher & Adams in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.
List No:
4977.084
Page No:
151-152
Series No:
89
Engraver or Printer:
Asher & Adams
Publication Author:
Asher & Adams
Pub Date:
1875
Pub Title:
Asher & Adams' New Columbian Rail Road Atlas and Pictorial Album of American Industry, Comprising a Series of New Copper Plate Maps Exhibiting the Thirty-Seven States ... Together With Illustrations and Descriptions of Mercantile and Manufacturing Establishments, Machinery, Works of Art, Mechanism, Trade-Marks, Etc., Etc. ... Compiled, Written, Drawn and Engraved Under the Supervision Of The Publishers, By Their Own Corps of Editors, Engineers, Topographers, and Artists.... New York: Asher & Adams, No. 59 Beekman Street. 1875
Pub Reference:
P1300.
Pub Note:
This is a very unusual and wonderful atlas - it combines the most complete Asher & Adams atlas map set (the same grouping as the late 1874 issue, but updated - see our #41) bound unfolded on edge (this is a huge book) with beautiful illustrations opposite each map of industrial establishments, products, and machinery. It has become very scarce. Its sheer size probably meant that the edition was small in number. Several of the maps are updated and copyrighted 1875; Colorado is substantially changed with the introduction of mountain ranges with "Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead Mineral Belt" overprinted on them. There may have been an 1883 issue of this atlas by George Adams, not listed in Phillips.
Pub List No:
4977.000
Pub Type:
National Atlas; Commercial Reference Book
Pub Maps:
60
Pub Height cm:
64
Pub Width cm:
45
Image No:
4977084
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2009
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