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Cover: United States correct map. Lewis, Samuel, 1817

Cover: United States correct map. / Lewis, Samuel / 1817
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Full Title: (Covers to) A Correct Map of the United States, With The West Indies, from the best Authorities by Samuel Lewis 1817. 2nd Edition. Containing the Seat of War &c. Published by T.L. Plowman, Philadelphia, 1813. Entered ... 22nd Mar.

Author: Lewis, Samuel

Date: 1817

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Author: Lewis, Samuel

Date: 1817

Short Title: Cover: United States correct map.

Publisher: Philadelphia: T.L. Plowman

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 27

Object Width cm: 17

Reference: Ristow p266 (1820 ed.); cf Karrow 1-1452 (1820 ed.); cf Amer. Phil. Soc. 563 (1811 and 1813 ed.).

World Area: West Indies

Country: United States

Full Title: (Covers to) A Correct Map of the United States, With The West Indies, from the best Authorities by Samuel Lewis 1817. 2nd Edition. Containing the Seat of War &c. Published by T.L. Plowman, Philadelphia, 1813. Entered ... 22nd Mar.

List No: 3324A

Series No: 1

Published In: A Correct Map of the United States, With The West Indies, from the best Authorities by Samuel Lewis 1817. 2nd Edition. Containing the Seat of War &c. Published by T.L. Plowman, Philadelphia, 1813. Entered ... 22nd Mar.

Publication Author: Lewis, Samuel

Publication Date: 1817

Publication Reference: Ristow p266 (1820 ed.); cf Karrow 1-1452 (1820 ed.); cf Amer. Phil. Soc. 563 (1811 and 1813 ed.).

Publication Note: The U.S. portion of the map is identical to Maclure's 1809 base map. This map seems to have a long history. It first appears as the Maclure base in 1809 (indicating that it must have been published as a Political map at that time, but we can find no record of it), then it shows up in Amer. Phil. Soc. 563 as the same map but dated 1811, then a second copy in the same holding dated 1813 and having "2nd edition, Containing the Seat of War &c." - both copies by T.L. Plowman of Philadelphia. This is a portion of the map here - it has the same notations, including the 1813 date, but three sections have been added, including Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, the West Indies, Central America and part of South America. And it has a new title (as above) and is dated 1817 - the title is a paste on slip which presumably covers the earlier title - A Map of the United States of America (as on Maclure). Ristow and Karrow then list an 1820 edition of this same map. The title mentioning the Seat of War indicates that the map had use during the War of 1812. After Plowman's name is "entered according to act of Congress 22nd Mar." With ouline color by state and cloth edging. Dissected into 24 sections and folding into half leather marbled paper covered boards 27x17 with ties.

Publication List No: 3324.000

Publication Type: Case Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 27

Publication Width cm: 17

Image No: 3324A

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