Presidential election 1856


Presidential election 1856

Item Information

Title:
Presidential election 1856
Description:
These reconstructed maps, precursors to contemporary news maps which provide instantaneous updates to election returns, depict the results of the Presidential election in 1856. This map, which was prepared for the nation’s first historical atlas, highlights the political tensions that underlay the strong sectional differences contributing to the Civil War. The 1856 election, marking the origins of the Republican Party, was a three-way race with Democrat James Buchanan claiming victory.
Cartographer:
Paullin, Charles Oscar, 1868 or 1869-1944
Editor:
Wright, John Kirtland, 1891-1969
Date:
1932
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Elections--United States--Maps
United States--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
[Washington, D.C.] : Carnegie Institution of Washington
Notes:
From "Atlas of the historical geography of the United States" of 1932.
Exhibited: "Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2011.
Extent:
1 map : color ; 16 x 23 cm
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004627
Call #:
G1201.S1 P3 1932
Barcode:
39999065703199
Terms of Use:
Copyright (c) Carnegie Institution of Washington.
All rights reserved.
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