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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Melish, John
Date:
1822
Short Title:
A diagram of the United States shewing the bearings and distances.
Publisher:
John Melish
Philadelphia
Type:
Book Map
Obj Height cm:
29
Obj Width cm:
36
Scale 1:
8,350,000
Note:
Distances in geographical miles. "The scale at bottom below the Scale of Longitude shows the time."
Reference:
Phillips Maps of America, p. 882; Howes M494.
Country:
United States
Subject:
Roads
Full Title:
A diagram of the United States shewing the bearings and distances of the principal places from Washington, and from each other, with a scale of time. Prepared for the Travellers directory by John Melish. (Philadelphia: Published by the Author. 1822)
List No:
0501.002
Series No:
4
Publication Author:
Melish, John
Pub Date:
1822
Pub Title:
The traveller's directory through the United States; containing, a description of all the principal roads through the United States ... The whole illustrated by appropriate maps. By John Melish. Philadelphia: Published by the Author. 1822. (on verso) ...on the eighteenth day of September ... 1821, John Melish ... has deposited ... a book ... Pennsylvania.
Pub Reference:
Howes M494.
Pub Note:
Late edition; first edition 1814. Has unusual extra uncolored map not found in earlier editions: "A Diagram of the United States Shewing the Bearings and Distances of the Principal Places from Washington, and from each other, with a Scale of Time." The outline color U.S. map is changed to a version of the U.S. map used in Carey and Lea's American Atlas. Bound in a wallet style holder with original (?) pencil in holder.
Pub List No:
0501.000
Pub Type:
Guide Book
Pub Maps:
2
Pub Height cm:
16
Pub Width cm:
10
Image No:
0501002
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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