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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Tanner, Henry S.
Date:
1829
Short Title:
United States of America.
Publisher:
H.S. Tanner
Philadelphia
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
117
Obj Width cm:
155
Scale 1:
1,960,000
Note:
The first edition. With inset maps of fourteen cities, South Florida, Oregon and the Mandan Districts (with a chart of the Outlet of Oregon River), two Statistical tables, and fourteen profiles of portages, canals and railroads. With Tanner's "Memoir...Intended to Accompany His New Map of the United States." This was one of the most popular general maps of the eastern United States and went through several editions (Phillips, Karrow, Yale, and Howes show editions of 1829, 1830, 1832, 1834, 1836, 1838, 1839, 1841, 1843, and 1850). Distances on all major roads are shown between towns, an effort that Tanner states in the Memoir caused the map to take twice as long to produce. Latitude is measured from Washington, D.C., making this a truly "American" map. Although Tanner states that "The new map of the United States is founded on, and embraces generally, the valuable and original information, contained in our American Atlas," the general form of the map bears a striking resemblance to J.&A. Walker's Map of the United States published in London in 1827, a fact that Tanner does not mention. Howes (T23) shows "An Alphabetical Index to the four sheet map of the United States," also to accompany editions of the map. This is one of best early large maps of the United States and the premier map for its period, without equal until Mitchell produced the first edition of his Reference and Distance Map of the United States in 1834. Kept in a half leather case with ties to keep it closed. Measuring 23x18, it has "Tanner's United States" embossed on the red leather spine.
Reference:
Phillips Maps p885; Howes T28; Ristow p.198.
Country:
United States
Full Title:
United States of America: by H.S. Tanner, 1829. Entered ... the 10th day of June, 1829, by H.S. Tanner ... Pennsylvania. Engraved by H.S. Tanner, assisted by E.B. Dawson, W. Allen & J. Knight.
List No:
0975.001
Series No:
2
Engraver or Printer:
Allen, W.; Dawson, E.B.; Knight, J.
Publication Author:
Tanner, Henry S.
Pub Date:
1829
Pub Title:
United States of America: by H.S. Tanner, 1829. Entered ... the 10th day of June, 1829, by H.S. Tanner ... Pennsylvania. Engraved by H.S. Tanner, assisted by E.B. Dawson, W. Allen & J. Knight.
Pub Reference:
Phillips Maps p885; Howes T28; Ristow p.198.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
0975.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
23
Pub Width cm:
18
Image No:
0975001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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