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Cover: Pennsylvania. Melish, John, 1826

Cover: Pennsylvania. / Melish, John / 1826
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Full Title: (Covers to) Map of Pennsylvania, constructed from the county surveys authorized by the State; and other original documents by John Melish. Engraved by B. Tanner. Corrected and improved to 1826. Entered ... 7th day of June 1822, by John Melish ... Pennsylvania. Published by B. Tanner, Engraver, No. 74 South Eighth Street Philadelphia ... (illustration) Drawn by F. Kearny. Engraved by B. Tanner.

Author: Melish, John

Date: 1826

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Author: Melish, John

Date: 1826

Short Title: Cover: Pennsylvania.

Publisher: Philadelphia: B. Tanner.

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 35

Object Width cm: 21

Scale 1: 330,000

Note: This is called Melish's greatest work (Ristow). 1st ed. 1822. Melish died in 1822; eds. were published in 1824, 1826, and 1832 by the state (which explains B. Tanner listing as publisher instead of Melish). Morris did a revised ed. in 1849 (see our copy). Melish spent more than six years on this monumental project, which he hoped would serve as a model for other state map. The map was sponsored by the state and based on individual county surveys. Map has outline color by county, blue cloth edging, and is dissected into 40 sections. Folds into marbled end sheets which slips into a half leather marbled cover 35x21 with "Pennsylvania" stamped in gilt on the spine.

Reference: Phillips. Maps of America, p. 680. Ristow, W.W. American maps and mapmakers, p. 110-115.

State / Province: Pennsylvania

Full Title: (Covers to) Map of Pennsylvania, constructed from the county surveys authorized by the State; and other original documents by John Melish. Engraved by B. Tanner. Corrected and improved to 1826. Entered ... 7th day of June 1822, by John Melish ... Pennsylvania. Published by B. Tanner, Engraver, No. 74 South Eighth Street Philadelphia ... (illustration) Drawn by F. Kearny. Engraved by B. Tanner.

List No: 2279A

Series No: 1

Engraver or Printer: Kearny, F.

Published In: Map of Pennsylvania, constructed from the county surveys authorized by the State; and other original documents by John Melish. Engraved by B. Tanner. Corrected and improved to 1826. Entered ... 7th day of June 1822, by John Melish ... Pennsylvania. Published by B. Tanner, Engraver, No. 74 South Eighth Street Philadelphia ... (illustration) Drawn by F. Kearny. Engraved by B. Tanner.

Publication Author: Melish, John

Publication Date: 1826

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 2279.000

Publication Type: Case Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 128

Publication Width cm: 188

Image No: 2279A

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