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Virginia

1826
Origin: America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Folded (case): H: 3 1/2" x W: 2"; Unfolded (map): OH: 9" x OW: 11 1/2"
Case: brown leather, gold gilt, boards, paper, letterpress Map: black and white line engraving with period color
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2017-174
Case:
Title reads: "VIRGINIA"
Inside of case in letterpress: "FINLEY'S/ NEW AND CORRECT/ POCKET MAPS/ FOR TRAVELLERS./ A. FINLEY,/ No. 35, South Fourth Street, Philadelphia,/ HAS PUBLISHED/ New and correct POCKET MAPS of the UNITED STATES,/ and each STATE; with the Main Roads laid down, and/ the Counties in each accurately defined and coloured./ Philadelphia, 1826."
Map:
Main title reads: "VIRGINIA"
Lower margin reads: "Published by A. Finley Philad.a/ Young & Delleker Sc"
Along lower right corner: "18"
Label:Pocket maps gained popularity in the second decade of the nineteenth-century. Instead of being dissected, mounted on linen, folded and placed in separate map cases, these pocket maps were printed on thin paper and attached to boards into their own integral cardboard covers. This pocket map is extremely small, measuring at 2" tall and 3" wide when folded.

This copy originally published in William C. Wooldridge, "Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War" (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), #196, 196a, pp. 212-216.