Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide

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Hand-drawn color map showing the eastern half of the United States, including railroads, canals, steamboat and stage routes. The border of the map has state seals and drawings of some U.S. presidents. Geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. Includes two insets in the lower right corner: Southern part of Florida -- Map of Oregon, California & Texas; as well as one inset near the upper right corner of the N. Part of Maine.

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1 map : col. ; 44 x 57 cm.

Creation Information

Atwood, J. M. (John M.) 1851.

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  • Ensign & Thayer
    Publisher Info: 50 Ann Street
    Place of Publication: New York

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Description

Hand-drawn color map showing the eastern half of the United States, including railroads, canals, steamboat and stage routes. The border of the map has state seals and drawings of some U.S. presidents. Geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures.

Includes two insets in the lower right corner: Southern part of Florida -- Map of Oregon, California & Texas; as well as one inset near the upper right corner of the N. Part of Maine.

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 44 x 57 cm.

Notes

"Embracing the principal rail roads, canals, steam boat & stage routes, throughout the Union."

"Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1849 by Ensign & Thayer in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York."

Prime meridian: Washington.

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  • 1851

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  • Dec. 1, 2010, 1:24 p.m.

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  • Dec. 3, 2010, 7:19 p.m.

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Atwood, J. M. (John M.). Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide, map, 1851; New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29446/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.