Order Nr. 3117 SMYRNA. DUCK CREEK, KENT CO. DEL. D. G. Beers.


  • Philadelphia: Pomeroy & Beers, 1868.
  • 15 5/8" x 14 1/2"
  • Single sheet behind clear plastic mylar.

Price: $95.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 3117

B1-100. Map of Smyrna, DE in Kent County, matted. Map contains a directory of businesses and manufacturers, as well as a list of references of town residents. Scale 25 rods to the inch. This map has been removed from a incomplete copy of Beers' 1868 Atlas of the State of Delaware (page 41), which contains "actual surveys by and under the direction of D.G. Beers." Daniel G. Beers came from a family of atlas publishers. He and his brother, Silas, operated in Philadelphia, the center of atlas publication in the United States, until 1868, when he moved to New York City. Beers and his family produced detailed maps of many Northeastern states, cities, and counties until the 1880s, when the United States began to systematize mapping practices, and mapmaking moved out of private publication (nysl.nysed.gov/msscfa/mapsbibl). Engraved by Worley & Bracher of Philadelphia and printed by Fred Bourquin. Light scattered foxing to map with small pieces chipped out of left hand edge not affecting image.