3 results, ordered by Publication Date

The first railroad maps printed in the United States?

A compilation of seminal reports advocating and describing the earliest general-purpose rail lines in New England. Particularly interesting for the inclusion of a two-part map of the proposed line from Boston to Albany, which according to Modelski is the first rail map printed in the United States. Background Revolutions in transportation were probably greatest drivers […]

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1826 Nathan Hale map of New England

A landmark 1826 map New England

A most important 1826 map of New England by Nathan Hale, being the first significant large-scale map of New England issued in the 19th century. As such, it is best viewed as the successor to Thomas Jefferys’ Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England (1755), the great regional map of the 18th century. […]

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D[aniel] F[riedrich] Sotzmann [and Christoph Daniel Ebeling] (mapmakers), RHODE ISLAND entworfen von D.F. Sotzmann. Hamburg: Carl Ernst Bohn, 1797.

The Ebeling-Sotzmann map of Rhode Island

The finest 18th-century map of Rhode Island, compiled by D.F. Sotzmann and Christoph Ebeling, two German geographers who never visited America. Description This lovely map depicts the entire state of Rhode Island including Block Island off the southern coast.  There is considerable detail of the natural geography, including lakes, rivers and streams; areas of elevation […]

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