Maps The new naval and military map of the United States

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The new naval and military map of the United States
Contributor Names
Smith, J. Calvin (John Calvin)
Created / Published
Philadelphia, Pa. 1862.
Subject Headings
-  United States--Maps
-  North America--Maps
-  United States
-  North America
-  Scale ca. 1:3,275,000.
-  LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 32.5
-  "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1862 by Robert P. Smith."
-  Stamped in right-hand corner: Copyright Library, Jan. 12, 1863.
-  General map of the United States, Mexico, and Central America showing national, state, and county boundaries, cities and towns, mail routes and wagon roads, railroads built and in progress, canals, and relief by hachures. The "date of organization of counties," in some instances, is noted.
-  Handwritten note on verso: No. 385 Deposited Oct. 27, 1862 (22245) Robert Persall [i.e. Pearsall] Smith proprietor.
-  Insets (maps): Map showing the fall of rain and mean annual temperature with the mountains, plains & river systems of the United States. 20 x 39 cm.-Map of the world on Mercators projection [with an inset showing prevailing religions] 22 x 37 cm.-Map showing the distribution of the slave and free colored population of the United States. 21 x 28 cm.-Map showing the distribution of staples in colors with the principle articles of export marked in the states severally also the distribution of plants, trees, and animals by Thomas Meehan. 21 x 31 cm.
-  Insets (views, some symbolic): The rescue of the Union. 19 x 31 cm.-Washington [city] 22 x 37.-Response of the army & navy. 21 x 20 cm.-The birth of the Union-battle of Bunker Hill. 19 x 31 cm.-Victory of the Monitor (2 guns) over the Merrimac (10 guns) March 9th 1862. 21 x 29 cm.-Scene of camp life. 11 x 24 cm.
-  Includes tables giving "the census of 1860 in advance of official publication," size, population, and date of admission of states, "ports of entry in the United States," time differences, "air-line distances," "Union loss in the present rebellion," and distances of "pony express mail and telegraph routes."
-  Includes profiles showing "Lieut. A. W. Whipples T. E. route for Pacific R. R. . . . ," 3 x 22 cm., "United States on latit[ud]e 42o N. from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean," 3 x 33 cm., and "Telegraphic plateau," Atlantic Ocean, 3 x 27 cm.
-  Decorative border includes the following portraits of prominent Union figures: President Lincoln, Messrs. Jos. Holt, G. G. Welles, S. P. Chase, and S. Cameron, Governor Sprague, Generals McClellan, Anderson, Sigel, Lyon, Lander, Dix, Pope, Fremont, Burnside, Banks, Scott, Wool, Halleck, Mansfield, McDowell, Blenker, Rosecrans, and Butler, Colonels Ellsworth and Corcoran, and Commodores Du Pont, Stringham, Wilkes and Foote.
-  Description derived from published bibliography.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.
1 map in 2 parts col. each 173 x 86 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
G3700 1862 .S6
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 dcu
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Smith, J. Calvin. The new naval and military map of the United States. Philadelphia, Pa, 1862. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed February 28, 2017.)

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