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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Tanner, Henry S.
Date:
1823
Short Title:
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island.
Publisher:
Henry Tanner
Philadelphia
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
68
Obj Width cm:
55
Scale 1:
1,140,480
Note:
In full color.
Reference:
P1374-12.
State/Province:
U.S. North East
Full Title:
Map Of The States Of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island By H.S. Tanner. (with) North Part of Maine. Engraved & Published by H.S. Tanner, Philadelphia. Entered ... 14th day of Novr. 1820 by H.S. Tanner ... Pennsylvania. American Atlas.
List No:
5388.014
Series No:
29
Publication Author:
Tanner, Henry S.
Pub Date:
1823
Pub Title:
A New American Atlas Containing Maps Of The Several States of the North American Union, Projected and drawn on a Uniform Scale from Documents found in the public Offices of the United States and State Governments, and other Original and Authentic Information, By Henry S. Tanner ... Philadelphia: Published By H.S. Tanner. 1823. (title page only) Writing Drawn and Engraved by Joseph Perkins. Barralet del. Humphrys sc.
Pub Reference:
P1374.
Pub Note:
The first edition with the earliest states of all the maps. Many believe this to be the finest atlas published in the United States in the 19th century. The text essay (included here) is a wonderful compilation of information on the contemporary maps that Tanner used as sources. Tanner updated the maps frequently over the next two decades, and issued several editions or compilations of the atlas with the title pages dated 1823 or 1825, but with some of the maps dated as late as 1833. The collation of our six issues show that no two copies are alike and that the maps were being constantly updated; however the choice of maps for each edition reveals a somewhat haphazard approach with some of the earliest states of a particular map appearing the one of the later atlas editions. A completely revised edition was issued in 1839, with the title page and most of the maps dated 1839 (see P1382). Hand painted in outline color with a full color wash. Atlas is bound in half leather marbled paper covered boards with "Tanner's American Atlas" stamped in gilt on a front leather label.
Pub List No:
5388.000
Pub Type:
World Atlas
Pub Maps:
18
Pub Height cm:
59
Pub Width cm:
42
Image No:
5388014
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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