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G. Woolworth Colton's map of the country 500 miles around Cairo : showing the seat of the war in the west

Title
G. Woolworth Colton's map of the country 500 miles around Cairo : showing the seat of the war in the west / Drawn, engraved & published by G. Woolworth Colton, 18 Beekman Street, New York, 1861.
Author
Colton, G. Woolworth (George Woolworth), 1827-1901
Publication
New York : G. Woolworth Colton, 1861.

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CartographicSupervised use Map Div. 15-5128Schwarzman Building M1A - Map Division Room 117

Details

Additional Authors
Ford Collection.
Description
1 map : hand colored; 50 cm in diameter, on sheet 81 x 58 cm
Alternative Title
  • 500 miles around Cairo
  • Mapping the Nation (NEH grant, 2015-2018). US012.1.03
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • History.
  • Maps.
Note
  • Circular map centered on Cairo, Ill., with five concentric circles at intervals of 100 miles. Circle has extension of 4 cm at bottom, to include all of southeastern Louisiana.
  • Main circular map appears to be covering a larger scale map of Illinois and Indiana, of which the southern counties, along with adjacent parts of Missouri, Kentucky, and Ohio, are visible at the scale of 1:1,267,200.
  • Includes a list of the "Principal forts and military stations in the Western and Gulf states" and list of river distances.
Indexed In (note)
  • New York Public Library. Dictionary catalog of the Map Division,
Call Number
Map Div. 15-5128
OCLC
122530037
Author
Colton, G. Woolworth (George Woolworth), 1827-1901, creator, engraver, publisher.
Title
G. Woolworth Colton's map of the country 500 miles around Cairo : showing the seat of the war in the west / Drawn, engraved & published by G. Woolworth Colton, 18 Beekman Street, New York, 1861.
Publisher
New York : G. Woolworth Colton, 1861.
Cartographic Data
Scale 1:3,168,000. 50 miles to an inch (W 98°--W 81°/N 44°--N 29°).
Type of Content
cartographic image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Indexed In:
New York Public Library. Dictionary catalog of the Map Division, v. 10, page 287, column c, row 3
Local Note
NYPL Map Div. copy imperfect: pieces of east central Mississippi have chipped off.
Source
US012.1.03
Connect to:
Chronological Term
1861 - 1865
Place of Publication
United States New York (State) New York.
Added Author
Ford Collection.
Added Title
500 miles around Cairo
Mapping the Nation (NEH grant, 2015-2018). US012.1.03
Research Call Number
Map Div. 15-5128 [Filed with U.S.]
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