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Plan of St. Louis. Beck, Lewis C. 1823

Plan of St. Louis. / Beck, Lewis C. / 1823
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Full Title: Plan of St. Louis, Including the late Additions. Engraved for Beck's Gazetteer 1822.

Author: Beck, Lewis C.

Date: 1823

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Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Beck, Lewis C.

Date: 1823

Short Title: Plan of St. Louis.

Publisher: Albany: Charles R. and George Webster

Type: Book Map

Object Height cm: 18

Object Width cm: 43

Scale 1: None shown

Note: Map without color. "Ancient works" including a falling garden and mounds are shown at the right. Other items noted include churches, ports, the jail, the market and the fortification that snakes through the city.

Reference: Howes B297 ("b"); Buck 180; Graff 224; Sabin 4231; Streeter 1438; P-Maps p327; Karrow 4-1415.

State / Province: Missouri

City: Saint Louis (Mo.)

Full Title: Plan of St. Louis, Including the late Additions. Engraved for Beck's Gazetteer 1822.

List No: 4071.002

Series No: 3

Published In: A Gazetteer of The States of Illinois and Missouri ... With A Map, and Other Engravings. By Lewis C. Beck, A.M. ... Albany: Printed by Charles R. and George Webster ... 1823. (with) Map of the States of Illinois & Missouri by Lewis C. Beck A.M.

Publication Author: Beck, Lewis C.

Publication Date: 1823

Publication Reference: Howes B297 ("b"); Buck 180; Graff 224; Sabin 4231; Streeter 1438; P-Maps p327; Karrow 4-1415.

Publication Note: Howes: "One of the earliest American books describing in detail the Illinois settlement and the adjacent country west of the Mississippi." Streeter: "...an important book. Beck gives the first full length account of Illinois and Missouri, and the map, on the fairly large scale of 24 miles to the inch, is the first map of either state on such a large scale." In the Geographical Memoir to his New American Atlas, Henry Tanner lists Beck's map as a source for his Map of the States of Illinois and Missouri: "This is a very accurate map, from which I obtained most of the county divisions in the latter state."

Publication List No: 4071.000

Publication Type: Gazetteer Book

Publication Maps: 2

Publication Height cm: 23

Publication Width cm: 15

Image No: 4071002

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