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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

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Title
G. Woolworth Colton's map of the country 500 miles around Cairo: showing the seat of the war in the west
Additional title: 500 miles around Cairo
Names
Colton, G. Woolworth (George Woolworth), 1827-1901 (Publisher)
Collection

Maps of North America

Countries

United States (except New York)

Parts

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1861
Place: New York
Publisher: G. Woolworth Colton
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 15-5128
Topics
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Military bases -- United States
Fortification -- United States
Cairo (Ill.) -- Distances, etc
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Middle West
Southern States
Illinois
United States
Genres
Maps
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Drawn, engraved & published by G. Woolworth Colton, 18 Beekman Street, New York, 1861.
Content: 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.
Content: 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.
Content: Includes a list of the "Principal forts and military stations in the Western and Gulf states" and list of river distances.
Funding: Mapping the Nation (NEH grant, 2015-2018)
Physical Description
Extent: 1 map : hand colored ; 50 cm in diameter, on sheet 81 x 58 cm
Type of Resource
Cartographic
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 122530037
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20643935
Other local Identifier: US012.1.03
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6cc055e0-8bdb-0133-8882-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1827: Creator Born
  • 1861: Issued
  • 1901: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "G. Woolworth Colton's map of the country 500 miles around Cairo" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/aa8c7710-8bdb-0133-d0c8-00505686d14e

Chicago/Turabian Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "G. Woolworth Colton's map of the country 500 miles around Cairo" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/aa8c7710-8bdb-0133-d0c8-00505686d14e

APA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1861). G. Woolworth Colton's map of the country 500 miles around Cairo Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/aa8c7710-8bdb-0133-d0c8-00505686d14e

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G. Woolworth Colton's map of the country 500 miles around Cairo