Political map of the United States and territories. 1888


Political map of the United States and territories. 1888

Item Information

Title:
Political map of the United States and territories. 1888
Description:
Since the late 19th century, map makers have experimented with various graphic techniques for displaying Presidential election results. One of the earliest and most complex attempts was published in anticipation of the 1888 election between Republican Benjamin Harrison and Democrat Grover Cleveland. Each state was overlaid by five rectangular bars. The first four bars were colored either red for a Republican majority or black for a Democratic majority, signifying the results of the four previous elections. The fifth bar was left blank for recording the 1888 results. A series of colored dots also signified the party affiliation of governors, senators, and representatives.
Cartographer:
Campbell-Copeland, T. (Thomas)
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Name on Item:
designed by T. Campbell-Copeland
Date:
1888
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Voting--United States--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
New York : Harper & Brothers
Notes:
From the "Battle-ground of the presidential election" in the October 6, 1888 issue of Harper's Weekly.
Voting results represented by color-coded bars for the years 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884, and 1888. 1888 bars are blank, to be filled in after the election.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 43 x 59 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008258
Call #:
G3701.F9 1888 .C36x
Barcode:
39999065651083
Terms of Use:
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