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Index to the Plates in Christopher Colles' Survey of the Roads. Colles, Christopher ; Ristow, W. editor, 1961

Index to the Plates in Christopher Colles' Survey of the Roads. / Colles, Christopher ; Ristow, W. editor / 1961
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Full Title: Index to the Plates in Christopher Colles' Survey of the Roads of the United States of America. (using the) Map of the Middle States Exhibiting the Post Roads c. 1790 after Evans, Bowles and Bradley.

Author: Colles, Christopher ; Ristow, W. editor

Date: 1961

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Author: Colles, Christopher ; Ristow, W. editor

Date: 1961

Short Title: Index to the Plates in Christopher Colles' Survey of the Roads.

Publisher: Cambridge: Harvard Un. Press

Type: Book Map

Object Height cm: 40

Object Width cm: 27

Scale 1: 2,027,520

Note: Map is from a 1961 reproduction of Colles' survey. The book is entitled, "A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America, 1789, by Christopher Colles." It reproduces all of the maps (83 in total) as well as two indexes to the maps, a biography of Colles and a bibliography his writings, and an inventory of the extant copies of the Survey.

Reference: P1326; Streeter 3936; Ristow 158.

Country: United States

Subject: Roads

Full Title: Index to the Plates in Christopher Colles' Survey of the Roads of the United States of America. (using the) Map of the Middle States Exhibiting the Post Roads c. 1790 after Evans, Bowles and Bradley.

List No: 2467.067

Series No: 70

Published In: A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America by Christopher Colles. 1789. C. Tiebout, Sculpt.

Publication Author: Colles, Christopher

Publication Date: 1789

Publication Reference: P1326; Streeter 3936; Ristow 158.

Publication Note: This is the first American "road book" and shows great detail in a series of strip maps of various routes around the middle Atlantic states. See the last image in this series for a key map showing the areas depicted by the maps. This set has 66 of 83 published maps. Rare - Ristow estimates only 30-35 copies extant. See Ristow's reproduction edition of this book for a complete discussion of Colles. With the volume are nine unbound maps from the set: 23, 24, 25, 33, 40, 41, 42, 44, and 45. Maps have been rebound in hardbound green leather covers with Colles's Roads in gilt on spine. Original blue paper covers bound at the back with title label "Colles's Survey of the Roads."

Publication List No: 2467.000

Publication Type: Guide Book

Publication Maps: 66

Publication Height cm: 22

Publication Width cm: 15

Image No: 2467067

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