A new universal atlas by David H. Burr (New York: D.S. Stone, 1835)
Information on this publication from the David Rumsey
Historical Map Collection website.
Short Title: British Islands.
Publisher: N. York: D.S. Stone
Type: Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 34
Obj Width cm: 27
Note: In full color by country.
Country: England ; Ireland
Full Title: British Islands. Drawn & Published by
David H. Burr New-York. Entered ... Feby. 17th in the year 1832 by David
H. Burr .. New York.
List No: 4628.006
Page No: 57
Series No: 9
Publication Author: Burr, David H., 1803-1875
Pub Date: 1835
Pub Title: A New Universal Atlas; Comprising Separate
Maps Of all the Principal Empires, Kingdoms & States Throughout the
World: and forming a distinct Atlas Of The United States. Carefully Compiled
from the best Authorities Extant by David H. Burr. Published by D.S. Stone,
N. York. Printed by Cammeyer & Clark, N.Y.
Pub Reference: P771,1379a; Ristow p.106.
Pub Note: The first edition, with no date on the title
page and the copyright dates on the maps running from 1831 to 1835. This
issue is probably earlier than the LOC copy - the LOC copy has most of
the pages numbered, while this copy has only a few pages numbered (and
the numbers there are do not always correspond to the index numbers).
Ristow states that Burr completed only eight of the 63 maps by 1832 and
was then unable to complete the project because of his appointment to
the U.S. Post Office as topographer; the atlas was completed by Illman
and Pilbrow and issued in 1835. Burr is given credit on the title page,
and the entire group of maps is in his "style" so we can assume
he played at least a supervisory role in the production of the remaining
maps. This copy is all original with half leather brown cloth covered
boards and gilt stamped title "The Universal Atlas" on the front
board, and tissue between each map. Full color.
Pub List No: 4628.000
Pub Type: World Atlas
Pub Maps: 63
Pub Height cm: 39
Pub Width cm: 33
Image No: 4628006
Institution: Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: Copyright 2005