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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Melish, John
Date:
1824
Short Title:
Covers: A General Collection Of Maps, Charts, Views, &c.
Publisher:
No publisher.
Philadelphia
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
48
Obj Width cm:
31
Note:
Atlas is bound in half leather, brown paper covered boards, with "Atlas" stamped in gilt on spine. Boards solid but chipped and discolored.
Reference:
P6053.
World Area:
World
Full Title:
(Covers to) A General Collection Of Maps, Charts, Views, &c. ... Philadelphia. 1824.
List No:
2803A
Series No:
1
Engraver or Printer:
Bower, J.; Thackara & Vallance; Tiebout, C.; Kneass, Young & Co.; Lawson, A.; Warr, J., Jr.
Publication Author:
Melish, John
Pub Date:
1824
Pub Title:
A General Collection Of Maps, Charts, Views, &c. ... Philadelphia. 1824.
Pub Reference:
P6053.
Pub Note:
Unusual collection of maps by various makers. The Melish maps are from the second edition of the Military and Topographical Atlas, but not including the two general maps of the northern and southern states and the coast. Also present are Melish's map of the U.S. to accompany Maclure's Geology, several maps of foreign countries by Carey maps of the West Indies by Lucas, and many maps by unknown makers, including one of Ross' arctic discoveries. "The map of the Country Belonging to the Cherokee and Creek Indians From the Original Drawing in the War Department" by Melish is a later edition and title than the one appearing in the Military and Topographical Atlas (see P1347 to compare). May have been published by A.T. Goodrich who acquired much of Melish's material after his death, or Robert Desilver who acquired the Carey maps.
Pub List No:
2803.000
Pub Type:
World Atlas
Pub Maps:
27
Pub Height cm:
48
Pub Width cm:
31
Image No:
2803A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2009
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(Covers to) A General Collection Of Maps, Charts, Views, &c. ... Philadelphia. 1824.