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Eastern Hemisphere. Snyder, Van Vechten & Co. 1878

Eastern Hemisphere. / Snyder, Van Vechten & Co. / 1878
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Full Title: Eastern Hemisphere. (Compiled and published by Snyder, Van Vechten & Co., Milwaukee. 1878)

Author: Snyder, Van Vechten & Co.

Date: 1878

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Author: Snyder, Van Vechten & Co.

Date: 1878

Short Title: Eastern Hemisphere.

Publisher: Milwaukee: Snyder, Van Vechten & Co.

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 36

Object Width cm: 35

Scale 1: 60,000,000

Note: Hand col. lithographed map. Countries in full color. Relief shown by hachures.

Reference: Phillips Maps of America, p. 1110.

World Area: Eastern Hemisphere

Full Title: Eastern Hemisphere. (Compiled and published by Snyder, Van Vechten & Co., Milwaukee. 1878)

List No: 0936.003

Page No: (9)

Series No: 9

Published In: Historical atlas of Wisconsin embracing complete state and county maps, city & village plats, together with separate state and county histories; also special articles on the geology, education, agriculture, and other important interests of the state. Illustrated. Compiled and published by Snyder, Van Vechten & Co., Milwaukee. 1878. (on verso of title page) Entered ... 1878, by Snyder, Van Vechten & Co. ... Washington.

Publication Author: Snyder, Van Vechten & Co.

Publication Date: 1878

Publication Reference: Checklist of printed maps of the Middle West to 1900, 6-1904; Phillips, 2634; Ristow, American maps and mapmakers, p. 443; Phillips Maps of America, p. 1079; LeGear, Atlases of the United States, L3419.

Publication Note: This was clearly inspired by the Andreas Atlases of Iowa and Minnesota - it has much the same format, and is equally well executed. Ristow describes the sad fate of this atlas - Walling and Tackabury published their Atlas of the State of Wisconsin in 1876 (P2633) which greatly reduced the market and thus fewer than 5000 copies of this 1878 atlas were sold, resulting in heavy financial loss and the exhaustion and ultimate demise of Mr. Snyder. H.R. Page acquired the plates and published another expanded edition in 1881 called the Illustrated Historical atlas of Wisconsin (P5079). Atlas is bound in half leather black cloth covered boards with "Illustrated historical atlas of Wisconsin" stamped in gold on the front cover and blind stamped on the back; the spine reads "Historical atlas of Wisconsin. Illustrated. 1878." With printed and hand painted color.

Publication List No: 0936.000

Publication Type: State Atlas

Publication Maps: 108

Publication Height cm: 46

Publication Width cm: 39

Image No: 0936003

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