Rare U.S. Election Map

By DONNELL, Henry Clay, 1877 

The Presidential Elections of the United States Map.

America North America
  • Author: DONNELL, Henry Clay
  • Publication place: Washington
  • Publisher: Henry Clay Donnell
  • Publication date: 1877.
  • Physical description: 23 chromolithograph maps, on four sheets joined and mounted on linen, some minor loss to old folds, folding into original blue cloth covers lettered in gilt.
  • Dimensions: 910 by 1080mm. (35.75 by 42.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2844

Notes

Rare election map of the United States, depicting the territorial and state configuration of the United Sates at the time of the election of each President from George Washington to Rutherford B. Hayes, the 23rd President of the United States, elected in 1876. Each map contains portrait of the president, together with the name of the candidates and the number of Electoral College votes they each secured.

A key to the map lists the various parties: Federalist, Whig, and Republican (red); Republican and Democrat (yellow); The Know Nothing Party (blue); the Anti-Mason Party (green); Wings of the Democratic Party (green and yellow). Votes in the Electoral College are shown within each state; independent states not involved in the elections (vertical blue lines); states involved in armed rebellion with the Federal Government (blue check); and territories with no voice in the elections (horizontal blue lines). The cities with populations over one hundred thousand are marked by capital letters, as are the locality of Native American tribes and U.S. forts. Railroads are marked with a hatched line, forts with a square, and missions with a cross. Below the key is a table of the number of immigrants by nationality, between the years 1820 and 1870; with the total said to be over eight million, with some five million being Irish and German.

Rare the OCLC records only three institutional examples: The Library of Congress; Huntington Library; and Library of the University of San Diego.