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The world, on Mercator's projection / by David H. Burr.

Image ID: ps_map_205

The world, on Mercator's projection / by David H. Burr. (1850)

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Image Title

:  The world, on Mercator's projection / by David H. Burr.


: Burr, David H., 1803-1875  -- Author

Published Date

: 1850

Item Physical Description

: 1 map : hand col. ; 42 x 53 cm.


: "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by John Haven in the clerks office of the District Court of the state of Massachusetts." Note 2.) "Showing the different routes to California, and distance by each, routes of different navigators, route of the contemplated Pacific R. Road, distances to China, Europe, & c." Note 3.) Includes historical notes, ship ill., tables of distances,"Nicaragua route" distances, and text on "Pacific Railroad." Note 4.) Insets: Map of the Nicaragua route -- Map of the proposed rail road from St. Louis to the bay of St. Francisco. Note 5.) Prime meridian: Washington and Greenwich. Note 6.) Relief shown by abbreviated form lines.


: Maps of the World / Whole


: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division

Catalog Call Number

: Map Div. 02-237

Digital ID

: ps_map_205

Record ID

: 1937301

Digital Item Published

: 12-30-2010; updated 3-25-2011

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