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Ribbon map of the Father of Waters.
St. Louis : Coloney & Fairchild, 1866.
St. Louis : Gast, Moeller & Co. lith., cor. Third and Olive Sts., [1866?]
Physical Description:
1 map ; 336 x 7 cm, rolled on spool in wooden case 10 x 5 cm in diameter
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G4042.M5 1866 .R5 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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View a digitized copy from the Library of Congress
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale varies.
Designed as a guide for a traveller aboard a steamship. Shows distances, landings, and names of some landowners.
On label, pasted on: "Patent applied for Edw'd P. Fenn, Gen'l Ag't."
"This patent is for the 'IDEA' ... July 1866, Myron Coloney, Sidney B. Fairchild, inventors & patentees."
"Coloney & Fairchild's patent ribbon maps."
Lithographed, with waters tinted blue.
Abbey, J.R. Life, 619
Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
BAC: British Art Center copy mounted on linen; in contemporary wooden case.
BEIN 2017 815: Imperfect: pull out edge of map mutilated, with some loss of text. Mounted on linen in dark blue case.
BEIN 2017 816: Mounted on linen in red blue case.
Subject Terms:
Mississippi River -- Description and travel.
Mississippi River -- Maps.
Mississippi River Valley -- Description and travel.
Coloney & Fairchild, publisher.
Gast, Moeller & Co., lithographer.
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