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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Monk, Jacob
Date:
1857
Short Title:
Monk's new map of Central America, Cuba, Florida &c.
Publisher:
Jacob Monk
Philadelphia
Type:
Pocket Map
Obj Height cm:
116
Obj Width cm:
111
Scale 1:
2,600,000
Note:
This large and decorative map by Monk reflects the interest in Central America in the mid 50's (see Palmer, Wyld, Disturnell, and others) but adds the U.S. coast line from Florida to Texas, which is missing in most of the other maps of Central America. With a large inset map of the World, statistics on the Yucatan, boundary notes on Costa Rica, Historical Notes on Belize and the Mosquito Coast, and the usual abundance of Monk's decorative sailing ships. The inside cover lists this map, Monk's New American Map, and Monk's Railroad and Telegraph Map - which we have never heard of before (although Karrow does list an 1856 edition: 1-1612). Full color map, folded into stamped brown cloth covers 16x11 titled "Monk's New Map Of Central America, Cuba, Florida &c." Relief shown by hachures.
Reference:
Kapp "Central America" 258 (under Hoen).
World Area:
Central America; West Indies
Country:
Mexico; United States
Full Title:
Monk's new map of Central America, Yucatan & Florida including Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahama Islands, exhibiting those portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas & Mexico bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. Compiled from the latest government maps and orther (sic) authentic sources. 1857. Baltimore, drawn, engraved and printed by A. Hoen & Co. and published by Jacob Monk. Entered ... 1856 by Jacob Monk ... Maryland. (with) Map of the World on Mercator's projection, exhibiting the continent of America in central position...
List No:
3936.001
Series No:
2
Engraver or Printer:
A. Hoen & Co.
Publication Author:
Monk, Jacob
Pub Date:
1857
Pub Title:
Monk's new map of Central America, Yucatan & Florida including Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahama Islands, exhibiting those portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas & Mexico bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. Compiled from the latest government maps and orther (sic) authentic sources. 1857. Baltimore, drawn, engraved and printed by A. Hoen & Co. and published by Jacob Monk. Entered ... 1856 by Jacob Monk ... Maryland. (with) Map of the World on Mercator's projection, exhibiting the continent of America in central position...
Pub Reference:
Kapp "Central America" 258 (under Hoen).
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
3936.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
116
Pub Width cm:
111
Image No:
3936001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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