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Map of the United States of America. Maclure, William, 1809

Map of the United States of America. / Maclure, William / 1809
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Full Title: A Map of the United States of America. By Samuel G. Lewis.

Author: Maclure, William

Date: 1809

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Author: Maclure, William

Date: 1809

Short Title: Map of the United States of America.

Publisher: Phila: C. & A. Conrad

Type: Book Map

Object Height cm: 43

Object Width cm: 54

Scale 1: 4,942,080

Reference: Marcou 25; Merrill p217; White-Article.

Country: United States

Subject: Geology

Full Title: A Map of the United States of America. By Samuel G. Lewis.

List No: 2749.001

Series No: 3

Engraver or Printer: Lewis, Samuel

Published In: Observations on the Geology of the United States, explanatory of a Geological Map. By William Maclure. Read January 20th, 1809. (In) Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia, for promoting Useful Knowledge. Volume VI. Published by C. and A. Conrad and Co. Philadelphia. ... Jane Aitken, Printer. 1809.

Publication Author: Maclure, William

Publication Date: 1809

Publication Reference: Marcou 25; Merrill p217; White-Article.

Publication Note: 1st edition of the first geological map of U.S. A portion of a map of the U.S. by Samuel Lewis is used to make this map. The full sheet of paper was put on a larger plate and pulled, leaving the upper and right side without borders, as issued. Uncut and untrimmed, the map appears here with Maclure's original essay on the geology of the U.S. In 1817 Maclure published an expanded versus of his essay, using the small Melish Map of the U.S. as a base. Maclure was dissatisfied with the Lewis map because of its rendering of the mountains, and an errata slip is attached to the back of p 423 explaining this (and stating that originally it was intended to use a reduction of the Bradley U.S. map). See Marcou 1858 for more discussion of the Lewis map. Maclure did a Paris printing of the article and Map (using a map by Volney as a base) in 1811, in French. The Lewis map is most likely the Map of the U.S. published in the 2nd edition of Carey's American Atlas, 1809 (P-Maps p 876,Walsh). Maclure's map and essay are very rare. There is an inscription on the title page to "Mons. F.A. Michaux-Paris, from his friend..." Map bound into the back of paper covered boards with the title handwritten on the spine. Map in full color by geologic structure.

Publication List No: 2749.000

Publication Type: Geology Book

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 28

Publication Width cm: 23

Image No: 2749001

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