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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Bradford, Thomas G.
Date:
1838
Short Title:
Boston.
Publisher:
Weeks, Jordan & Co.
Boston
Publisher:
Wiley and Putnam.
New York
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
27
Obj Width cm:
35
Scale 1:
19,500
Note:
Map in full color. Scale given in rods with the length of a rod being 16.5 feet.
Reference:
P11028; cf P1381.
State/Province:
Massachusetts
City:
Boston (Mass.)
Full Title:
Boston. Engraved by G.W. Boynton.
List No:
0089.011
Series No:
15
Engraver or Printer:
Boynton, George W.
Publication Author:
Bradford, Thomas G.
Pub Date:
1838
Pub Title:
An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, Of The United States And The Adjacent Countries. By T.G. Bradford. Boston: Weeks, Jordan, And Company. New York: Wiley And Putnam. (on verso) Entered ... 1838, by Thomas G. Bradford ... Massachusetts. Cambridge: Stereotyped And Printed By Folsom, Wells, And Thurston, Printers To The University.
Pub Reference:
P11028; cf P1381.
Pub Note:
1st edition. This is Bradford's best atlas, far superior to the smaller and more crudely drawn Comprehensive Atlas (see our copies). Each map is accompanied by text description. The maps are engraved by G.W. Boynton, except for Mississippi, which is engraved by S. Stiles, Sherman and Smith. Fielding Lucas drew, but did not engrave, the Delaware map. There was also an edition published in Philadelphia, with the same maps. In some copies the Iowa and Wisconsin map is labeled only "Wisconsin." See also our 1842 and 1846 editions, as well as the 1841 General Atlas of the World by S.G. Goodrich, with uses these Bradford maps, without the text. There is a beautifully illustrated, engraved second title page reading "An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States And The Adjacent Countries, By T.G. Bradford. Engd. by Jas. Archer." Full hand painted color. Atlas is bound in half leather brown untitled cloth covers; spine is stamped in gold with "Bradford's Illustrated Atlas".
Pub List No:
0089.000
Pub Type:
National Atlas
Pub Maps:
39
Pub Height cm:
50
Pub Width cm:
41
Image No:
0089011
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2000
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Boston. Engraved by G.W. Boynton.