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Author:Melish, JohnDate:1823Short Title:United States with the contiguous British & Spanish Possessions.Publisher:Philadelphia: James FinlaysonType:Case MapObj Height cm:109Obj Width cm:143Scale 1:3,801,600Note:The last edition of Melish's map of the United States, first published in 1816, and the 25th state identified by Martin/Ristow. This edition has the three additional sheets at the bottom of the map (added in the second state of the 1822 edition) that expand the coverage of Mexico and the West Indies. Compared to the first 1816 edition, there are many changes in the Great Plains area of the U.S. (that first appeared in the 1822 edition) based on Long's Map of 1822 (although Melish does not mention Long in his preface to the Geographical Description edition of 1822). Ristow (A la Carte) says there are no changes between between the 1823 edition and the second state of the 1822 edition, other than the change in publisher and date. Outline color by state or territory. The map is dissected into 50 sections, backed with linen, and edged in white silk. It folds into a new dark blue cloth folding case 25x17 with black ties; the spine is embossed with "Map Of The United States. John Melish. 1823" in gold.Reference:Martin/Ristow 24; Streeter 3812.Country:United StatesFull Title:Map of the United States with the contiguous British & Spanish Possessions Compiled from the latest & best Authorities By John Melish. Engraved by J. Vallance & H.S. Tanner. Entered ... 16th day of June 1820. Published by James Finlayson Agent Philada. Successor to John Melish, Improved to 1823. (inset) West Indies.





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