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STATE AND TERRITORY MAPS
#56 - MARYLAND

Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1889
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.

Maryland map - Oyster dredging
Area: 12,210 sq. mi.
Population: 934,943
Scenes: Canned Goods, Oyster Dredging on the Chesapeake

PRINTING ERROR
Shown above is a detail image from the back of an interesting variety found on a few of these Maryland cards and originally identified by Chuck Millburn. It was originally printed incorrectly, bearing "No 55", which should be for Oregon. It appears that this error was discovered before the cards were distributed, and that a sufficient number of these were wrong to make it worthwhile for the lithographer to create an overprint to correct the error. Two solid bars were printed over the original "No 55", and the correct number for Maryland, "56", was printed to the right of it.

This type of overprint correction has also been found on the Maine (#52), Pennsylvania (#54), Oregon (#55), West Virginia (#57), Louisiana (#58) and Florida (#59) cards in this series. Please see the Errors & Curiosities - State Maps page to view examples. I'd be very interested in hearing from other collectors who've run across similar misprints on this and any other Arbuckle cards.

Although the cards in this series didn't include any additional descriptive information for the individual states or territories, the subsequently issued
Illustrated Atlas of the United States of America
did devote several paragraphs to
Maryland