1873 Stringer / Dercum Map of Cleveland, Ohio

Stringer's Map of Cleveland and Suburbs. - Main View

1873 Stringer / Dercum Map of Cleveland, Ohio


Best 19th century map of Cleveland.


Stringer's Map of Cleveland and Suburbs.
  1873 (dated)     31 x 54 in (78.74 x 137.16 cm)     1 : 9600


A monumental piece, this is the 1885 Thomas Loggie wall map of New Brunswick, Canada. Awarded the bronze medal at the First International Forestry Exhibition (a world's fair held in Edinburgh in 1884), detail abounds with cities, towns, and villages labeled throughout the province. Several railways crisscross New Brunswick, including the Northern and Western Railway, the New Brunswick Railway, the Caraquette Railway, and the Intercolonial Railway. Major roads appear as well. Rivers, lakes, and other physical features are illustrated. Pale blue dotted and dashed lines labeled alphabetically delineate geological boundaries and correspond with an index along the left side above the title.
Arthurette Colonization Road
Arthurette Colonization Road is labeled to the right of the letter 'A' in Maine. We have been unable to trace the exact history of this colonization road. Colonization roads were created in the 1840s and 1850s in Canada and led settlers to areas for settlement, resembling a modern-day highway network. To this day, streets named 'Colonization Road' can be found in towns in Canada, a painful reminder for First Nation peoples.
Publication History and Census
This map was created by Thomas Loggie, engraved by W. and A. K. Johnston, and published by J and A McMillan in 1885. Six examples are cataloged in OCLC and are part of the collections at the Library of Congress, Queen's University, Concordia University, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, the U.K. Public Record Office, and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.


Otto Dercum (March 18, 1839 - August 10, 1927) was a German-American civil engineer, draftsman, and printer active in Cleveland, Ohio in the second half of the 19th century. Dercum was born in Pirmasenz, Germany in 1839. He emigrated to the United States in April of 1865, settling in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was naturalized in October 1871. In the 1890s he worked for the Cleveland Municipal Council as a draftsman. He was a member of the Civil Engineers Club of Cleveland. Learn More...

Ferdinand Mayer (c. 1817 - c. 1877) was prosperous lithographer based in New York during the latter part of the 19th century. Mayer was born in Germany but fled to the United States following the 1848 March Revolutions that swept through the German Confederation. Initially Mayer was associated with various partners including Nagel and Korff - also German immigrants. By 1855 he has established himself at 96 Fulton Street and, within a few years, expanded to the neighboring property at 98 Fulton Street. Meyer produced an enormous corpus of varied work that included music sheets, bank notes, broadsides, maps, and views. His career was probably jumpstarted through an early partnership with the important cartographer Henry Walling, many of whose maps and atlases bear the Ferd. Mayer imprint. His most important publicaiton is mostly likely Egbert L. Vielé’s 1865 Topographical Map of the City of New York, one of the most important and influential maps of New York City ever published. The Mayer imprint appears on documents as, variously, Ferd. Meyer, F. Mayer, and Mayer and Sons. Learn More...

William Stringer (fl. c. 1870 - 1875) was an editor and publisher based in Cleveland, Ohio. Learn More...


Very good. Old onionskin paper exhibits wear on original fold lines. Archival verso reinstatement at most fold intersections. Stable. Edges trimmed by publisher to neatline - as in all examples.


OCLC 166640612.