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Cover: Monk's Central America, Cuba, Florida &c. Monk, Jacob, 1857

Cover: Monk's Central America, Cuba, Florida &c. / Monk, Jacob / 1857
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Full Title: (Covers to) Monk's new map of Central America, Yucatan & Florida including Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahama Islands, exhibiting those portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas & Mexico bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. Compiled from the latest government maps and orther (sic) authentic sources. 1857. Baltimore, drawn, engraved and printed by A. Hoen & Co. and published by Jacob Monk. Entered ... 1856 by Jacob Monk ... Maryland. (with) Map of the World on Mercator's projection, exhibiting the continent of America in central position...

Author: Monk, Jacob

Date: 1857

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Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Monk, Jacob

Date: 1857

Short Title: Cover: Monk's Central America, Cuba, Florida &c.

Publisher: Philadelphia: Jacob Monk

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 170

Object Width cm: 110

Note: This large and decorative map by Monk reflects the interest in Central America in the mid 50's (see Palmer, Wyld, Disturnell, and others) but adds the U.S. coast line from Florida to Texas, which is missing in most of the other maps of Central America. With a large inset map of the World, statistics on the Yucatan, boundary notes on Costa Rica, Historical Notes on Belize and the Mosquito Coast, and the usual abundance of Monk's decorative sailing ships. The inside cover lists this map, Monk's New American Map, and Monk's Railroad and Telegraph Map - which we have never heard of before (although Karrow does list an 1856 edition: 1-1612). Full color map, folded into stamped brown cloth covers 16x11 titled "Monk's New Map Of Central America, Cuba, Florida &c." Relief shown by hachures.

Reference: Kapp "Central America" 258 (under Hoen).

World Area: Central America ; West Indies

Country: United States ; Mexico

Full Title: (Covers to) Monk's new map of Central America, Yucatan & Florida including Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahama Islands, exhibiting those portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas & Mexico bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. Compiled from the latest government maps and orther (sic) authentic sources. 1857. Baltimore, drawn, engraved and printed by A. Hoen & Co. and published by Jacob Monk. Entered ... 1856 by Jacob Monk ... Maryland. (with) Map of the World on Mercator's projection, exhibiting the continent of America in central position...

List No: 3936A

Series No: 1

Engraver or Printer: A. Hoen & Co.

Published In: Monk's new map of Central America, Yucatan & Florida including Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahama Islands, exhibiting those portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas & Mexico bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. Compiled from the latest government maps and orther (sic) authentic sources. 1857. Baltimore, drawn, engraved and printed by A. Hoen & Co. and published by Jacob Monk. Entered ... 1856 by Jacob Monk ... Maryland. (with) Map of the World on Mercator's projection, exhibiting the continent of America in central position...

Publication Author: Monk, Jacob

Publication Date: 1857

Publication Reference: Kapp "Central America" 258 (under Hoen).

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 3936.000

Publication Type: Case Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 116

Publication Width cm: 111

Image No: 3936A

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