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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Snyder, Van Vechten & Co.
Date:
1878
Short Title:
New rail road map of the United States.
Publisher:
Snyder, Van Vechten & Co.
Milwaukee
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
41
Obj Width cm:
67
Scale 1:
7,400,000
Note:
Hand col. lithographed map. Relief shown by hachures. Includes 2 small views.
Reference:
Phillips Maps of America, p. 930.
Country:
United States
Subject:
Railroad
Full Title:
New rail road map of the United States. (Compiled and published by Snyder, Van Vechten & Co., Milwaukee. 1878)
List No:
0936.010
Page No:
16-17
Series No:
16
Publication Author:
Snyder, Van Vechten & Co.
Pub Date:
1878
Pub Title:
Historical atlas of Wisconsin embracing complete state and county maps, city & village plats, together with separate state and county histories; also special articles on the geology, education, agriculture, and other important interests of the state. Illustrated. Compiled and published by Snyder, Van Vechten & Co., Milwaukee. 1878. (on verso of title page) Entered ... 1878, by Snyder, Van Vechten & Co. ... Washington.
Pub Reference:
Checklist of printed maps of the Middle West to 1900, 6-1904; Phillips, 2634; Ristow, American maps and mapmakers, p. 443; Phillips Maps of America, p. 1079; LeGear, Atlases of the United States, L3419.
Pub Note:
This was clearly inspired by the Andreas Atlases of Iowa and Minnesota - it has much the same format, and is equally well executed. Ristow describes the sad fate of this atlas - Walling and Tackabury published their Atlas of the State of Wisconsin in 1876 (P2633) which greatly reduced the market and thus fewer than 5000 copies of this 1878 atlas were sold, resulting in heavy financial loss and the exhaustion and ultimate demise of Mr. Snyder. H.R. Page acquired the plates and published another expanded edition in 1881 called the Illustrated Historical atlas of Wisconsin (P5079). Atlas is bound in half leather black cloth covered boards with "Illustrated historical atlas of Wisconsin" stamped in gold on the front cover and blind stamped on the back; the spine reads "Historical atlas of Wisconsin. Illustrated. 1878." With printed and hand painted color.
Pub List No:
0936.000
Pub Type:
State Atlas
Pub Maps:
108
Pub Height cm:
46
Pub Width cm:
39
Image No:
0936010
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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