251. Tanner, Henry Schenck.

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A New American Atlas containing Maps of the United States of the North American Union. Half-title (detached and frayed); engraved title depicting the first landing of Columbus in the New World; index; 22 hand-colored engraved maps (most double-page). 16 (of 18) pages, lacking leaf D. Folio, boards; lacking spine, covers and first few leaves detached or partially detached, lacking 1 leaf of text, several margin tears, corners chipped, most maps separated or partially split along center fold, partial manuscript map of Cape Cod on verso of map 17. some other pencil lines or notes on verso of several maps.

 

Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, 1823 [10000/15000]

 

“a landmark in American cartography. Walter Ristow, the foremost authority on U. S. commercial mapping, notes that the ‘Tanner atlas raised U. S. commercial map production to a new level of excellence.'” – Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America, page 251; Phillips 1374; Howes T29.

 

 

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