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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Lubrecht, Charles; Rosa, R.
Date:
1864
Short Title:
American Continent: United States, British Possessons, West Indies, Mexico, Central America
Publisher:
Charles Lubrecht & Co.
New York
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
95
Obj Width cm:
119
Scale 1:
4,435,200
Note:
1st edition. 2nd edition was1865, another edition in 1869 (Karrow 1-1683). German edition published in 1864. (Karrow 1-1655). Inset of Central America, text on top of map describing British American Possessions, Time Tables, and U.S. Census for 1860. We can find no earlier edition of this map, so the "Revised Edition" is puzzling. Lubrecht lists three foreign publishers for this map: Bacon in London, Volkmar in Leipsic, and Lubrecht & Co. in Stuttgart. An edition in German is described in Karrow. Later, this map became the more elaborate 1871 "American Union Railroad Map of the United States..." by Hassis & Lubrecht, also published by D.L. Gurnsey (see our copy, WH's copy, and Heaston Cat. 19 for a reproduction). The Proposed transcontinental railroad is shown going south of Salt Lake City, Wyoming is still part of Dakota, and a Proposed Southern Pacific Railroad runs from Fort Smith to Sacramento. Full color by state. Map is dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen. Folded into black paper covered boards 24.5x21 with "The American Continent" stamped in gilt. Relief shown by hachures.
Reference:
Phillips Maps of America, p. 912; Karrow 1-1654; cf Modelski 53 (1872 larger Haasis & Lubrecht ed.)
World Area:
Central America; North America
Country:
Mexico; United States
Subject:
Railroad
Full Title:
The American Continent. Topographical and railroad map of the United States, British Possessions, West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Compiled from the best authorities, by R. Rosa, late Col. 46th Regt. N.Y.S. Vol. Published by Ch. Lubrecht & Co., 12 Frankfort Street, New York. 1864. Agents For Great Britain: Bacon & Co., 48 Paternoster Row, London, England. For Germany, Switzerland And Italy: Fr. Volkmar, Leipsic. Lubrecht & Co., Stuttgart. Revised Edition. Entered ... 1864, by Ch. Lubrecht & Co. ... New York. (with) Central America.
List No:
3127.001
Series No:
2
Publication Author:
Lubrecht, Charles; Rosa, R.
Pub Date:
1864
Pub Title:
The American Continent. Topographical and railroad map of the United States, British Possessions, West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Compiled from the best authorities, by R. Rosa, late Col. 46th Regt. N.Y.S. Vol. Published by Ch. Lubrecht & Co., 12 Frankfort Street, New York. 1864. Agents For Great Britain: Bacon & Co., 48 Paternoster Row, London, England. For Germany, Switzerland And Italy: Fr. Volkmar, Leipsic. Lubrecht & Co., Stuttgart. Revised Edition. Entered ... 1864, by Ch. Lubrecht & Co. ... New York. (with) Central America.
Pub Reference:
Phillips Maps of America, p. 912; Karrow 1-1654; cf Modelski 53 (1872 larger Haasis & Lubrecht ed.)
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
3127.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
95
Pub Width cm:
119
Image No:
3127001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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