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Cover: American Continent: United States, British Possessons, West Indies, Mexico, Central America. Lubrecht, Charles ; Rosa, R. 1864

Cover: American Continent: United States, British Possessons, West Indies, Mexico, Central America. / Lubrecht, Charles ; Rosa, R. / 1864
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Full Title: (Covers to) The American Continent. Topographical and railroad map of the United States, British Possessions, West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Compiled from the best authorities, by R. Rosa, late Col. 46th Regt. N.Y.S. Vol. Published by Ch. Lubrecht & Co., 12 Frankfort Street, New York. 1864. Agents For Great Britain: Bacon & Co., 48 Paternoster Row, London, England. For Germany, Switzerland And Italy: Fr. Volkmar, Leipsic. Lubrecht & Co., Stuttgart. Revised Edition. Entered ... 1864, by Ch. Lubrecht & Co. ... New York. (with) Central America.

Author: Lubrecht, Charles ; Rosa, R.

Date: 1864

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Author: Lubrecht, Charles ; Rosa, R.

Date: 1864

Short Title: Cover: American Continent: United States, British Possessons, West Indies, Mexico, Central America.

Publisher: New York: Charles Lubrecht & Co.

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 25

Object Width cm: 21

Note: 1st edition. 2nd edition was1865, another edition in 1869 (Karrow 1-1683). German edition published in 1864. (Karrow 1-1655). Inset of Central America, text on top of map describing British American Possessions, Time Tables, and U.S. Census for 1860. We can find no earlier edition of this map, so the "Revised Edition" is puzzling. Lubrecht lists three foreign publishers for this map: Bacon in London, Volkmar in Leipsic, and Lubrecht & Co. in Stuttgart. An edition in German is described in Karrow. Later, this map became the more elaborate 1871 "American Union Railroad Map of the United States..." by Hassis & Lubrecht, also published by D.L. Gurnsey (see our copy, WH's copy, and Heaston Cat. 19 for a reproduction). The Proposed transcontinental railroad is shown going south of Salt Lake City, Wyoming is still part of Dakota, and a Proposed Southern Pacific Railroad runs from Fort Smith to Sacramento. Full color by state. Map is dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen. Folded into black paper covered boards 24.5x21 with "The American Continent" stamped in gilt. Relief shown by hachures.

Reference: Phillips Maps of America, p. 912; Karrow 1-1654; cf Modelski 53 (1872 larger Haasis & Lubrecht ed.)

World Area: North America ; Central America

Country: United States ; Mexico

Subject: Railroad

Full Title: (Covers to) The American Continent. Topographical and railroad map of the United States, British Possessions, West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Compiled from the best authorities, by R. Rosa, late Col. 46th Regt. N.Y.S. Vol. Published by Ch. Lubrecht & Co., 12 Frankfort Street, New York. 1864. Agents For Great Britain: Bacon & Co., 48 Paternoster Row, London, England. For Germany, Switzerland And Italy: Fr. Volkmar, Leipsic. Lubrecht & Co., Stuttgart. Revised Edition. Entered ... 1864, by Ch. Lubrecht & Co. ... New York. (with) Central America.

List No: 3127A

Series No: 1

Published In: The American Continent. Topographical and railroad map of the United States, British Possessions, West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Compiled from the best authorities, by R. Rosa, late Col. 46th Regt. N.Y.S. Vol. Published by Ch. Lubrecht & Co., 12 Frankfort Street, New York. 1864. Agents For Great Britain: Bacon & Co., 48 Paternoster Row, London, England. For Germany, Switzerland And Italy: Fr. Volkmar, Leipsic. Lubrecht & Co., Stuttgart. Revised Edition. Entered ... 1864, by Ch. Lubrecht & Co. ... New York. (with) Central America.

Publication Author: Lubrecht, Charles ; Rosa, R.

Publication Date: 1864

Publication Reference: Phillips Maps of America, p. 912; Karrow 1-1654; cf Modelski 53 (1872 larger Haasis & Lubrecht ed.)

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 3127.000

Publication Type: Case Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 95

Publication Width cm: 119

Image No: 3127A

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