STATE AND TERRITORY MAPS
#56 - MARYLAND
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.
Area: 12,210 sq. mi.
Scenes: Canned Goods, Oyster Dredging on the Chesapeake
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
Illustrated Atlas of the United States of America
did devote several paragraphs to