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Full Title: Asia. Engraved & Published by Tanner, Vallance, Kearney & Co. No. 10 Library St. Philadelphia. American Atlas.

Author: Tanner, Henry S.

Date: 1823

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Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Tanner, Henry S.

Date: 1823

Short Title: Asia.

Publisher: Philadelphia: Henry Tanner

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 47

Object Width cm: 52

Scale 1: 34,000,000

Note: In full color by country or region.

Reference: P1374-3.

World Area: Asia

Full Title: Asia. Engraved & Published by Tanner, Vallance, Kearney & Co. No. 10 Library St. Philadelphia. American Atlas.

List No: 5388.003

Series No: 18

Engraver or Printer: Tanner, Vallance, Kearny & Co.

Published In: 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.

Publication Author: Tanner, Henry S.

Publication Date: 1823

Publication Reference: P1374.

Publication 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 shows 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.

Publication List No: 5388.000

Publication Type: World Atlas

Publication Maps: 18

Publication Height cm: 59

Publication Width cm: 42

Image No: 5388003

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