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United States with the contiguous British & Spanish Possessions. Melish, John, 1823

United States with the contiguous British & Spanish Possessions. / Melish, John / 1823
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Full Title: Map of the United States with the contiguous British & Spanish Possessions Compiled from the latest & best Authorities By John Melish. Engraved by J. Vallance & H.S. Tanner. Entered ... 16th day of June 1820. Published by James Finlayson Agent Philada. Successor to John Melish, Improved to 1823. (inset) West Indies.

Author: Melish, John

Date: 1823

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Author: Melish, John

Date: 1823

Short Title: United States with the contiguous British & Spanish Possessions.

Publisher: Philadelphia: James Finlayson

Type: Case Map

Object Height cm: 109

Object Width cm: 143

Scale 1: 3,801,600

Note: The last edition of Melish's map of the United States, first published in 1816, and the 25th state identified by Martin/Ristow. This edition has the three additional sheets at the bottom of the map (added in the second state of the 1822 edition) that expand the coverage of Mexico and the West Indies. Compared to the first 1816 edition, there are many changes in the Great Plains area of the U.S. (that first appeared in the 1822 edition) based on Long's Map of 1822 (although Melish does not mention Long in his preface to the Geographical Description edition of 1822). Ristow (A la Carte) says there are no changes between between the 1823 edition and the second state of the 1822 edition, other than the change in publisher and date. Outline color by state or territory. The map is dissected into 50 sections, backed with linen, and edged in white silk. It folds into a new dark blue cloth folding case 25x17 with black ties; the spine is embossed with "Map Of The United States. John Melish. 1823" in gold.

Reference: Martin/Ristow 24; Streeter 3812.

Country: United States

Full Title: Map of the United States with the contiguous British & Spanish Possessions Compiled from the latest & best Authorities By John Melish. Engraved by J. Vallance & H.S. Tanner. Entered ... 16th day of June 1820. Published by James Finlayson Agent Philada. Successor to John Melish, Improved to 1823. (inset) West Indies.

List No: 3948.000

Series No: 1

Engraver or Printer: Vallance, J. ; Tanner, H.S.

Published In: Map of the United States with the contiguous British & Spanish Possessions Compiled from the latest & best Authorities By John Melish. Engraved by J. Vallance & H.S. Tanner. Entered ... 16th day of June 1820. Published by James Finlayson Agent Philada. Successor to John Melish, Improved to 1823. (inset) West Indies.

Publication Author: Melish, John

Publication Date: 1823

Publication Reference: Martin/Ristow 24; Streeter 3812.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 3948.000

Publication Type: Case Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 109

Publication Width cm: 143

Image No: 3948000

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