Phelps & Ensign's travellers' guide, and map of the United States, containing the roads, distances, steam boat and canal routes &c


Phelps & Ensign's travellers' guide, and map of the United States, containing the roads, distances, steam boat and canal routes &c

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Title:
Phelps & Ensign's travellers' guide, and map of the United States, containing the roads, distances, steam boat and canal routes &c
Title (alt.):
Travellers' guide, and map of the United States
Phelps and Ensign's travellers' guide, and map of the United States
Description:
While intended as a traveler’s guide, this large wall map displays a number of patriotic illustrations. Historic moments such as the landing of the Pilgrims, the Battle of Bunker Hill, Washington’s farewell to his troops, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence are highlighted. The full text of this defining document and portraits of the nation’s first ten presidents are included. The map itself provides a snapshot of the nation 50 years after its founding, when the country consisted of 26 states and three territories.
Creator:
Wells, J.
Creator:
Phelps & Ensign
Name on Item:
engraved on steel by J. Wells.
Date:
1842
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Transportation--United States--Maps
United States--Maps
United States--Distances, etc--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
New York : Published by Phelps & Ensign
Notes:
Exhibited: "America Votes: Mapping the Political Landscape" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2012.
Relief shown by hachures.
Prime meridian: Washington.
Distances from point to point shown on roads.
Map within decorative borders.
Contains numerous ill. and vignettes.
Submaps -- 1. A comparative view of the chief rivers in the world -- 2. The world -- 3. A comparative view of the principal mountains in the world -- 4. North part of Maine -- 5. South part of Florida -- 6. Vicinity of Baltimore -- 7. Vicinity of Charleston -- 8. Vicinity of New York -- 9. Vicinity of New Orleans -- 10. Vicinity of Pittsburg -- 11. Vicinity of Mobile -- 12. Vicinity of Chicago -- 13. Vicinity of Philadelphia -- 14. Vicinity of Cincinnati -- 15. Vicinity of Detroit -- 16. Vicinity of Boston -- 17. Vicinity of St. Louis -- 18. Vicinity of Washington.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 40 x 93 cm. on sheet 73 x 103 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:4,750,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_003047
Call #:
G3700 1842 .P5
Barcode:
39999058997402
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.