1873 Beers Map of the United States
Description: An attractive 1873 map of the United States issued by Fredrick Beers. This map covers the entire United States from Atlantic to Pacific, Canada to Mexico. It is color coded to identify all states. Important transnational rail routes are noted, as are major cities and military fortifications. The Unites States is today much as presented here with the exception of Dakota, which had not yet split into northern and southern departments. Published as plate nos. 6-7 in Beers' 1873 Atlas of Steuben County, New York.
Date: 1873 (dated)
Source: Beers, F. W., Atlas Of Steuben County, New York. From actual Surveys and Official Records. (New York) 1873.
References: Rumsey 1568.005.
Cartographer: The Beers family (Fredrick, Silas, James and Daniel), along with Charles and Augustus Warner, were prominent map publishers working from the 1850s to the late 1880s. Often publishing under the Warner & Beers designation, the combined firms produced a series of important state and county atlases and map of much of the northeastern United States. Many of their regional maps are among the most detailed and well laid out maps ever produced of their respective regions. Because Warner & Beers county maps were often detailed down to the individual homes and landowners, they have become highly sought after by general and family historians. In additional to producing maps of surpassing detail, Warner & Beers also maintained an earlier generation's attention to detail and quality while publishing in an era ever increasingly dominated by the low cost printing methods used by the publishing empires of Rand McNally and George Cram. Click here for a list of rare maps by Warner & Beers.
Size: Printed area measures 22.5 x 14 inches (57.15 x 35.56 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 9500000
Condition: Good. Backed with archival tissue. Large closed and repaired tear from right margin - not exceptionally noticeable. Price accordingly.
Code: UnitedStates-beers-1873 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)