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Dela., Md., Va., W. Va., D.C. Asher & Adams, 1874

Dela., Md., Va., W. Va., D.C. / Asher & Adams / 1874
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Full Title: Asher & Adams' Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia & District of Columbia. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1874 by Asher & Adams ... at Washington. (New York, 1874)

Author: Asher & Adams

Date: 1874

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Author: Asher & Adams

Date: 1874

Short Title: Dela., Md., Va., W. Va., D.C.

Publisher: New York: Asher and Adams

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 42

Object Width cm: 59

Scale 1: 1,267,200

Note: Hand col. engraved map. Relief shown by hachures. Shows distances along railroads, etc. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.

State / Province: Delaware ; Maryland ; Virginia ; West Virginia

Full Title: Asher & Adams' Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia & District of Columbia. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1874 by Asher & Adams ... at Washington. (New York, 1874)

List No: 0041.008

Page No: 27-28

Series No: 13

Engraver or Printer: Franklin Type Foundry

Published In: Asher & Adams' new commercial, topographical, and statistical atlas and gazetteer of the United States: with maps showing the Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World ... Compiled, drawn, and engraved under the supervision of the publishers ... New York: Asher & Adams, 59 Beekman St. (on verso) Entered ... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-four, by Asher & Adams ... Washington. Electrotyped at the Franklin Type Foundry, Cincinnati.

Publication Author: Asher & Adams

Publication Date: 1874

Publication Reference: Phillips, 1273; Phillips. Maps of America, p. 923; LeGear. Atlases of the United States, L52.

Publication Note: This was one of the first United States atlases to exclusively feature railroad lines, showing minimal topography (in this later edition more topographical features are added, earlier editions have fewer features shown ) and only showing towns on or next to the railroads lines. We find the maps most interesting and beautiful, although some might find them a bit spare. This copy was published late in 1874 and is the most complete edition. Contains maps of Washington, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Western Texas, etc. (similar to our early 1874 edition). The western United States maps are especially interesting. Full color. Bound in quarter leather dark brown and red cloth covered boards stamped with the title "Asher & Adams' new commercial and statistical alas and gazetteer of the United States." in gilt; the same title is blind stamped on the back cover. The remaining leather of the original spine reads "Asher & Adams' atlas and gazetteer of the U.S." Page numbering discontinuous.

Publication List No: 0041.000

Publication Type: National Atlas

Publication Maps: 41

Publication Height cm: 46

Publication Width cm: 34

Image No: 0041008

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