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Pocket map of the United States and Political Statistics.


  • PUBLISHER: Published by the Fort Dearborn Publishing Co. Chicago.

  • MEDIUM: Stone

    DATE: 1900

  • EDITION SIZE: Sheet size 13 3/4 x 21" (35 x 53.4 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: A fascinating folding politically oriented pocket map of the United States.<br><br> This map provides detailed snapshot of the nation at the turn of the 20th century. The primary image, copywritten by the Fort Dearborn Publishing Company of Chicago, shows the continental U.S. in vibrant lithographed colors, with a large network of railroads connecting the country from coast to coast. Insets show the overseas components of the American Empire; including the Philippines, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Cuba (then under U.S. military occupation).<br><br> The imperial theme is reinforced by an intriguing diagram printed on the inner front cover – ‘Uncle Sam’s Family Tree’ – copywritten by John F. Waite in 1900. It presents the growth of the U.S. in the form of a literal tree, from the roots of the 13 colonies to the top branches composed of territorial spoils from the Spanish-American War. <br><br> The map was distributed by The Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. of Chicago, Jobbers of Hardware, Sheet Iron, Tin Plate, Guns, ammunition, etc.<br><br> On the map itself, electoral votes of each state are noted with bright red, the absence of which reflects the territorial status of Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Numerous tables on the verso provide information on previous elections, population statistics (including the number of immigrants by year), voting requirements, and import/export totals.


  • CONDITION: Very good condition and color.


  • CATEGORIES: Maps , Pocket Maps

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