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

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


  • Cartographer: Atwood, J. M. (John M.)
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: "Drawn & Engraved by J.M. Atwoodm, N.Y."


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


  • Creation: 1851


  • English


  • Content 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.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: United States -- Maps.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Printed maps -- 19th century -- Specimens.
  • Keyword: geography

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States
  • Coverage Date: 1851


  • Name: General Collection
    Code: UNTGC


  • Name: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
    Code: UNTRB

Resource Type

  • Map


  • Image


  • OCLC: 10096072
  • Call Number: G3700 1851 .A88 1851
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1293589
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc29446


  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: 7 creationHardware: BetterLight Super8K
  • Display Note: "Embracing the principal rail roads, canals, steam boat & stage routes, throughout the Union."
  • Display Note: "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."
  • Display Note: Prime meridian: Washington.