David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
A diagram of the United States shewing the bearings and distances.
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Distances in geographical miles. "The scale at bottom below the Scale of Longitude shows the time."
Phillips Maps of America, p. 882; Howes M494.
A diagram of the United States shewing the bearings and distances of the principal places from Washington, and from each other, with a scale of time. Prepared for the Travellers directory by John Melish. (Philadelphia: Published by the Author. 1822)
The traveller's directory through the United States; containing, a description of all the principal roads through the United States ... The whole illustrated by appropriate maps. By John Melish. Philadelphia: Published by the Author. 1822. (on verso) ...on the eighteenth day of September ... 1821, John Melish ... has deposited ... a book ... Pennsylvania.
Late edition; first edition 1814. Has unusual extra uncolored map not found in earlier editions: "A Diagram of the United States Shewing the Bearings and Distances of the Principal Places from Washington, and from each other, with a Scale of Time." The outline color U.S. map is changed to a version of the U.S. map used in Carey and Lea's American Atlas. Bound in a wallet style holder with original (?) pencil in holder.
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