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Cover: United States of America. Tanner, Henry S. 1829

Cover: United States of America. / Tanner, Henry S. / 1829
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Full Title: (Covers to) 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.

Author: Tanner, Henry S.

Date: 1829

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Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Tanner, Henry S.

Date: 1829

Short Title: Cover: United States of America.

Publisher: Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 23

Object Width cm: 18

Country: United States

Full Title: (Covers to) 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: 0975A

Series No: 1

Published In: 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.

Publication Author: Tanner, Henry S.

Publication Date: 1829

Publication Reference: Phillips Maps p885; Howes T28; Ristow p.198.

Publication 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 my 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.

Publication List No: 0975.000

Publication Type: Case Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 23

Publication Width cm: 18

Image No: 0975A

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