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#52 - MAINE

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

Maine map - Ship Building, Hunting, Logging
Area: 33,040 sq. mi
Population: 648,936
Scenes: Ship Building, Hunting, Logging

Shown above is a detail image from the back of an interesting variety I've found on one of these Maine cards. It was originally printed incorrectly, bearing "No 59", which should be for Florida. 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 59", and the correct "52" was printed to the right of it.

This type of overprint correction has also been found on the Pennsylvania (#54), Oregon (#55), Maryland (#56), 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