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Cover: United States, British & Central America. Rogers, Henry Darwin ; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871, 1857

Cover: United States, British & Central America. / Rogers, Henry Darwin ; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871 / 1857
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Full Title: (Covers to) Map Of The United States, British & Central America. From State Documents and Unpublished Materials By Professor H.D. Rogers of Boston U.S. and A. Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. Geographer To The Queen.

Author: Rogers, Henry Darwin ; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871

Date: 1857

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Author: Rogers, Henry Darwin ; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871

Date: 1857

Short Title: Cover: United States, British & Central America.

Publisher: Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 24

Object Width cm: 16

World Area: Central America

Country: United States

Full Title: (Covers to) Map Of The United States, British & Central America. From State Documents and Unpublished Materials By Professor H.D. Rogers of Boston U.S. and A. Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. Geographer To The Queen.

List No: 4390A

Series No: 1

Published In: Map Of The United States, British & Central America. From State Documents and Unpublished Materials By Professor H.D. Rogers of Boston U.S. and A. Keith Johnston, F.R.S.E. Geographer To The Queen.

Publication Author: Rogers, Henry Darwin ; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871

Publication Date: 1857

Publication Reference: cf Karrow 1-0764 (1861 edition); High Ridge 13-123 (Geological issue 1859); cf Wheat 933, 934.

Publication Note: First edition. Very large map of North America with nine inset maps of important cities. This map contains and is the basis of all the maps that appear in the Rogers and Johnston Atlas of the United States of North America, published in the same year. It is a stunning map, very detailed in the west; Wheat did not see this map, but did comment on two of the western maps in the Atlas - "This map is...notable for its clarity, though it is equally notable for the amount of information it contains. W and A.K. Johnston, of Edinburgh, were engravers who well understood their art, and their maps are outstanding." The Proposed Pacific Railway routes are shown. This map compares favorably to the large Colton and Mitchell U.S. maps of the same date (which are also on the same scale) and generally it is more accurate. Scarce, with only the later 1861 edition (title slightly changed - "Map of the United States and Mexico, with Canada...") in Karrow. This first edition is not in any references. A later edition, 1859, was issued with geological coloring (HR 13-123). The map case has Stanford's name at the bottom of the spine, indicating that he sold the map (and perhaps printed it as he did the Atlas). See also the 1861 U.S. only edition (#5405) and the full 1869 edition (#5402).

Publication List No: 4390.000

Publication Type: Case Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 24

Publication Width cm: 16

Image No: 4390A

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