The National Atlas. Containing Elaborate Topographical Maps Of The United States And The Dominion of Canada, With Plans Of Cities And General Maps Of The World. Also, Descriptions and Tables, Historical and Statistical ... Accompanied By Special, Railway, And Scientific Maps And Articles. Philadelphia: O.W. Gray & Son, No. 10 North Fifth Street. 1878. (on verso) Entered ... 1876, by O.W. Gray & Son ... Washington [cartographic material].
- Philadelphia : O.W. Gray & Son, 1878.
- Physical description
- 1 atlas : 86 maps ; 45 x 39 cm
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The David Rumsey Map Collection was started in the mid 1980s and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th to 21st century maps of North and South America, the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials.
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- Atlases > United States > Canada > 19th century.
- World maps > 19th century.
- Topographic maps > United States > Canada > 19th century.
- Historical geography > United States > Maps > 19th century.
- Statistical maps > United States > 19th century.
- Cities and towns > United States > Maps > 19th century.
- Postal service > United States > Maps > 19th century.
- Railroads > United States > Maps > 19th century.
- Science > United States > Maps > 19th century.
- United States > Maps > 19th century.
- Canada > Maps > 19th century.
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- The David Rumsey Map Collection.
- Publication date
- First edition was 1875. The maps here are identical to our 1878 Gray's Atlas of the United States, except that this copy has 17 large scale maps of Virginia Cities in the rear with a "Professional directory of patrons. Virginia." The 1878 U.S. Atlas has a large map of New England in the rear and a directory of patrons for Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It is a mystery why Gray used two different titles for essentially the same atlas. The source of the Virginia city maps is interesting - about half state under the title that they are from "Special Surveys" by Jacob and George Chace, Topographical Engineers. The other half do not list the Chaces. There is no record of these maps in Phillips, either as an atlas or separates. Perhaps they were sold as separates or pocket maps. Maps are in full color. Atlas bound in half leather dark green cloth covered boards with "Gray's National Atlas With Descriptions." stamped in gilt. Spine reads "Gray's National Atlas". Blind stamped on back cover same stamp as front.
- References: P6196, 11037.
- World Atlas.
- Pub list no.: 3888.000.
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