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Map of the United States, 1813
Shelton, W.; Kensett, T...
Map of the United State...
1813
Separate Map
 
Author
[Kensett, T., Shelton, W.]
Full Title
An Improved Map of the United States By Shelton & Kensett. Copy right secured & entered according to Act of Congress Nov. 8th 1813.
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Second issue, four months later in the year than the first issue. The seven original vignettes have been reengraved (along with the cartouche) and two new vignettes are added, one showing Perry's battle on Lake Erie of Sept. 10, 1813 and the other showing the battle of the Argus and the Pilican on August 12, 1813. No changes to the map or the border statistics noted. Outline color by state. Borders contain tables of distance on the Great Post Road from Pasamaquoddy (ME) to St. Mary's (GA), on the Post Road from Albany (NY) to Montreal ; also population and products of states. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.
Improved Map of the United States
Shelton, W.; Kensett, T...
Improved Map of the Uni...
1813
Separate Map
 
Author
[Kensett, T., Shelton, W.]
Full Title
An Improved Map of the United States By Shelton & Kensett. Copy right secured & entered according to Act of Congress July 6th 1813. Engraved by A. Doolittle New Haven & T. Kensett Cheshire.
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Scarce War of 1812 map. Seven vignettes show important sea battles of the War of 1812. Information on the Post roads, other routes, population of states and territories is given in the borders. A curious note regarding fishing and grapes appears in northern Illinois - seems to be unique to this map. A later reissue of this map was put out in 1825 by Lewis Robinson (see Ristow 271). The map is not very up to date regarding political changes - it does not show Missouri Territory or Louisiana (both 1812). The copyright appears at the top of the map - July 6, 1813. It is engraved by A. Doolittle of New Haven and Kensett of Cheshire. Karpinski 13 is an 1812 Map of the United States and Canada by Kensett and Doolittle, based on surveys by Tardieu, and somewhat smaller in size. Outline color by state. Borders contain tables of distance on the Great Post Road from Pasamaquoddy (ME) to St. Mary's (GA), on the Post Road from Albany (NY) to Montreal ; also population and products of states. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures.
Shelton & Kensett's Map Of The State Of Indiana.
Kensett, T.; Shelton, W...
Shelton & Kensett's Map...
1817
Separate Map
 
Author
[Kensett, T., Shelton, W.]
Full Title
Shelton & Kensett's Map Of The State Of Indiana. Protracted from manuscript surveys communicated to the publishers By the Honorable Christopher Harrison. Lieut. Govr. of that State, to which are added the surveys of the Illinois Territory By Genl. Mansfield. Engraved by A. Doolittle, New Haven. (with) A Sketch of the existing connection of the State of Indiana and Illinois Territory, with the adjoining States. Entered ... 25th day of Decr. 1817 by Shelton & Kensett.
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In outline color by county. Shows townships for Indiana and Illinois.
Map of the United States and British Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada.
Kensett, T.; Shelton, W...
Map of the United State...
1816
Case Map
 
Author
[Kensett, T., Shelton, W.]
Full Title
A Map of the United States and British Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada with other parts adjacent By Shelton & Kensett ... (above the title) To The President The Senators and Representatives of the United States This Map Of The United States Of America Is most Respectfully Dedicated by Shelton & Kensett 1816. Entered According ... October 1st, 1816 ... Connecticut. Projected by Thomas Kensett. A. Doolittle Sc.
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Large map of the United States based on the Arrowsmith/Tardieu maps of the same period, with a similar "Falls of Niagara" cartouche. Engraved by Amos Doolittle. Interestingly, credit for the cartouche is given to Tardieu, who copied it from Arrowsmith (perhaps evidence of a prejudice against the British from the War of 1812?). This map is far superior to either the Arrowsmith or Tardieu maps: in the west it incorporates both of Pike's maps of the Upper Mississippi and the western tributaries of the Mississippi and the Missouri; east of the Mississippi, it uses much from the Bradley "Postal" map of the United States of 1804/1812, including public survey lines, county formations, township boundaries, roads, etc. There are two very interesting inset maps and a commentary on ancient fortifications along the Ohio River. This highly detailed and accurate map must be one of the best of its period. Outline color by states. Maps is dissected into 35 sections and folds into marbled paper end sheet, then into a new gray cloth folding case 28x23 with "United States Shelton And Kensett 1816" stamped in gilt on the spine.
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