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Map of reconnaissance exhibiting the country between Washington and New Orleans: with the routes examined in reference to a contemplated national road between these two cities

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Title
Map of reconnaissance exhibiting the country between Washington and New Orleans: with the routes examined in reference to a contemplated national road between these two cities
Additional title: National Road
Names
Vail, Jefferson, 1801 or 2-1835 (Draftsman)
Williams, W. G. (William G.), -1846 (Draftsman)
Collection

Maps of North America

Countries

United States (except New York)

Parts

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1826 (Inferred)
Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: s.n.
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 15-5062
Topics
Roads -- Southern States
Roads
Southern States
Genres
Maps
Road maps
Notes
Content: Relief shown by hachures.
Content: Prime meridian: Washington. Longitude coordinates expressed here as measured from Greenwich.
Statement of responsibility: Issued separately to accompany: United States. Board of Internal Improvement. Road from Washington to New Orleans. Washington, 1826. In U.S. Serial Set, 19th Congress, 1st session, House Document 156 (Serial Set 139).
Statement of responsibility: Drawn by Lieuts. Jefferson Vail and W. Williams of the Infantry, adapted from an atlas by Henry Schenck Tanner--United States. Board of Internal Improvement. Road from Washington to New Orleans, page 11.
Content: Details three alternate routes, and includes a straight line showing the shortest distance between Washington and New Orleans, with latitude and distances noted at intervals.
Version identification: Manuscript version held by the U.S. National Archives--Ladd.
Content: Scale [ca. 1:2,100,000] (W 92°--W 77°/N 39°--N 30°)
Funding: Mapping the Nation (NEH grant, 2015-2018)
Physical Description
Extent: 1 map ; 50 x 67 cm
NYPL Map Div. copy has accession no. stamped in lower left corner: 8119
Type of Resource
Cartographic
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 759518512
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20643869
Other local Identifier: US004.3.04
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d19da1f0-2d74-0133-f29d-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1826: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Map of reconnaissance exhibiting the country between Washington and New Orleans" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1826. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c896e300-2d75-0133-a8d9-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Map of reconnaissance exhibiting the country between Washington and New Orleans" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c896e300-2d75-0133-a8d9-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1826). Map of reconnaissance exhibiting the country between Washington and New Orleans Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c896e300-2d75-0133-a8d9-58d385a7bbd0

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Map of reconnaissance exhibiting the country between Washington and New Orleans